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jasper

noun jas·per \ˈjas-pər\

Definition of JASPER

1
:  an opaque cryptocrystalline quartz of any of several colors; especially :  green chalcedony
2
:  colored stoneware with raised white decoration
3
:  a blackish green
jas·pery \-pə-rē\ adjective
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Origin 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

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jasper

noun jas·per \ˈjas-pər\

Definition of JASPER for Kids

:  an opaque usually red, green, brown, or yellow stone used for making decorative objects

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