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Definitions of jasper

  1. An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes, etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped / banded jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A many-shaded opaque kind of quartz, usually red, brown, or yellow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A precious stone, being a hard siliceous mineral of various colors. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A hard stone of various colors. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A variety of quartz, which admits of an elegant polish, and is used for vases, seals, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. A compact variety of quartz of various colours; a precious stone. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for jasper

  1. And besides, my daddy's goin' into the Eastern Counties with the Welsh ponies, and so is Jasper Bozzell and Rhona. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  2. Had she ever seen Mr. Jasper before his arrival last week? – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer