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- a type of chert quartz that is usually reddish due to the presence of hematite
- Bible a precious stone, probably an opaque green quartz
- a kind of porcelain developed by Wedgwood, having a dull surface in green, blue, etc., with raised designs, usually in white
Origin: Middle English jaspre from Middle French from Classical Latin iaspis from Gr, a green precious stone, probably akin to Classical Hebrew (language) yāšpeh
Origin: OFr Jaspar from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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Origin: Middle English jaspre, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin iaspis, iaspid-, from Greek iaspis, from Persian yašm, yašb, from Arabic yašb; akin to Hebrew yāšəpe, perhaps from blend of Akkadian yašpu, chalcedony (sense uncertain) and Akkadian ašpû, jasper (perhaps of Sumerian origin).
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