Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) an opaque form of quartz; red or yellow or brown or dark green in color; used for ornamentation or as a gemstone

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Alternate forms of Jasper

Hypernyms: opaque gem

Origin of the word Jasper

  1. c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. jaspre, from O.Fr. jaspe, from L. iaspidem (nom. iaspis), from Gk. iaspis "jasper," via an Oriental language (cf. Heb. yashpeh, Akkad. yashupu), ult. from Pers. yashp. more
  2. masc. proper name, Eng. form of Caspar or of Gaspar, the traditional name of one of the Three Kings. Used from 1896 for "a rustic simpleton." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Jasper

jabber, jabberer, jabiru, jafar, jaffar, japery, java pepper, jobber, jobbery, joffre, joffrey

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