Origin and Etymology of jasper
Middle English jaspre, from Anglo-French jaspre, jaspe, from Latin jaspis, from Greek iaspis, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew yāshĕpheh jasper
First Known Use: 14th century
JASPER Defined for Kids
Definition of jasper for Students
: an opaque usually red, green, brown, or yellow stone used for making decorative objects
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