Jasper definitions

jăs'pər
A type of chert quartz that is usually reddish due to the presence of hematite.
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A precious stone, probably an opaque green quartz.
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A kind of porcelain developed by Wedgwood, having a dull surface in green, blue, etc., with raised designs, usually in white.
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A masculine name: equiv. Fr. Gaspard, Ger. Kasper, Sp. Gaspar.
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An opaque cryptocrystalline variety of quartz that may be red, yellow, or brown.
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A reddish, brown, or yellow variety of chert. Jasper usually occurs in association with iron ores and contains iron impurities that give it its color.
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Jasperware pottery.
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(mineralogy) An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking conchoidally with a smooth surface.
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(UK, colloquial) A wasp. (West Country dialects, Somerset County)
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The part of the Tomcat servlet container that converts JSPs to servlets. See Tomcat.
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(US, slang) A person, a guy, especially seen as naïve or simple.
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A male given name, an English variant of Caspar.
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One of the Magi, also known as Caspar.
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Origin of jasper

Middle English jaspre from Anglo-Norman from Latin iaspis iaspid- from Greek iaspis from Persian yašm, yašb from Arabic yašb Hebrew yāšəpe perhaps from blend of Akkadian yašpu chalcedony (sense uncertain) Akkadian ašpû jasper (perhaps of Sumerian origin)