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  • English Word Jaal goat Definition A species of wild goat (Capra Nubiana) found in the mountains of Abyssinia, Upper Egypt, and Arabia; -- called also beden, and jaela.
  • English Word Jab Definition To thrust; to stab; to punch. See Job, v. t.
  • English Word Jab Definition A thrust or stab.
  • English Word Jabber Definition To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense; to chatter.
  • English Word Jabber Definition To utter rapidly or indistinctly; to gabble; as, to jabber French.
  • English Word Jabber Definition Rapid or incoherent talk, with indistinct utterance; gibberish.
  • English Word Jabber Definition One who jabbers.
  • English Word Jabbered Definition of Jabber
  • English Word Jabbering Definition of Jabber
  • English Word Jabberingly Definition In a jabbering manner.
  • English Word Jabberment Definition Jabber.
  • English Word Jabbernowl Definition Same as Jobbernowl.
  • English Word Jabiru Definition One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.
  • English Word Jaborandi Definition The native name of a South American rutaceous shrub (Pilocarpus pennatifolius). The leaves are used in medicine as an diaphoretic and sialogogue.
  • English Word Jaborine Definition An alkaloid found in jaborandi leaves, from which it is extracted as a white amorphous substance. In its action it resembles atropine.
  • English Word Jabot Definition Originally, a kind of ruffle worn by men on the bosom of the shirt.
  • English Word Jabot Definition An arrangement of lace or tulle, looped ornamentally, and worn by women on the front of the dress.
  • English Word Jacamar Definition Any one of numerous species of tropical American birds of the genus Galbula and allied genera. They are allied to the kingfishers, but climb on tree trunks like nuthatches, and feed upon insects. Their colors are often brilliant.
  • English Word Jacana Definition Any of several wading birds belonging to the genus Jacana and several allied genera, all of which have spurs on the wings. They are able to run about over floating water weeds by means of their very long, spreading toes. Called also surgeon bird.
  • English Word Jacaranda Definition The native Brazilian name for certain leguminous trees, which produce the beautiful woods called king wood, tiger wood, and violet wood.
  • English Word Jacaranda Definition A genus of bignoniaceous Brazilian trees with showy trumpet-shaped flowers.
  • English Word Jacare Definition A cayman. See Yacare.
  • English Word Jacchus Definition The common marmoset (Hapale vulgaris). Formerly, the name was also applied to other species of the same genus.
  • English Word Jacconet Definition See Jaconet.
  • English Word Jacent Definition Lying at length; as, the jacent posture.
  • English Word Jacinth Definition See Hyacinth.
  • English Word Jack Definition A large tree, the Artocarpus integrifolia, common in the East Indies, closely allied to the breadfruit, from which it differs in having its leaves entire. The fruit is of great size, weighing from thirty to forty pounds, and through its soft fibrous matter are scattered the seeds, which are roasted and eaten. The wood is of a yellow color, fine grain, and rather heavy, and is much used in cabinetwork. It is also used for dyeing a brilliant yellow.
  • English Word Jack Definition A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John.
  • English Word Jack Definition An impertinent or silly fellow; a simpleton; a boor; a clown; also, a servant; a rustic.
  • English Word Jack Definition A popular colloquial name for a sailor; -- called also Jack tar, and Jack afloat.