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  • English Word Jainism Definition The heterodox Hindoo religion, of which the most striking features are the exaltation of saints or holy mortals, called jins, above the ordinary Hindoo gods, and the denial of the divine origin and infallibility of the Vedas. It is intermediate between Brahmanism and Buddhism, having some things in common with each.
  • English Word Jairou Definition The ahu or Asiatic gazelle.
  • English Word Jak Definition see Ils Jack.
  • English Word Jakes Definition A privy.
  • English Word Jakie Definition A South American striped frog (Pseudis paradoxa), remarkable for having a tadpole larger than the adult, and hence called also paradoxical frog.
  • English Word Jako Definition An African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly kept as a cage bird; -- called also gray parrot.
  • English Word Jakwood Definition See Jackwood.
  • English Word Jalap Definition The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipomoea purga (or Exogonium purga), a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative medicines. Other species of Ipomoea yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the I. Orizabensis, and I. tuberosa.
  • English Word Jalapic Definition Of or pertaining to jalap.
  • English Word Jalapin Definition A glucoside found in the stems of the jalap plant and scammony. It is a strong purgative.
  • English Word Jalons Definition Long poles, topped with wisps of straw, used as landmarks and signals.
  • English Word Jalousie Definition A Venetian or slatted inside window blind.
  • English Word Jalousied Definition Furnished with jalousies; as, jalousied porches.
  • English Word Jam Definition A kind of frock for children.
  • English Word Jam Definition See Jamb.
  • English Word Jam Definition A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.
  • English Word Jam Definition An injury caused by jamming.
  • English Word Jam Definition To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.
  • English Word Jam Definition To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door.
  • English Word Jam Definition To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
  • English Word Jam Definition A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river.
  • English Word Jamacina Definition Jamaicine.
  • English Word Jamadar Definition Same as Jemidar.
  • English Word Jamaica Definition One of the West India is islands.
  • English Word Jamaican Definition A native or inhabitant of Jamaica.
  • English Word Jamaican Definition Of or pertaining to Jamaica.
  • English Word Jamaicine Definition An alkaloid said to be contained in the bark of Geoffroya inermis, a leguminous tree growing in Jamaica and Surinam; -- called also jamacina.
  • English Word Jamb Definition The vertical side of any opening, as a door or fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier, as distinguished from its face.
  • English Word Jamb Definition Any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein.
  • English Word Jamb Definition See Jam, v. t.