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  • Definitions starting with J: jackstone
    Entry: [OED idem, jackstone a small six- pointed usu. metal object used in the game of jacks; cf. W3 jack, a small round stone: pebble; esp: one used ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jack up
    Entry: v. phr. 1. [cf. Brit. slang idem DES, Scots jeck to neglect a piece of work CSDI to ruin (a piece of work): [student asking about ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Jacob's ladder
    Entry: [in reference to Genesis 28:12] n. a style of plaiting broad strips of light and dark STRAW together, forming a serrated edge (Banister display). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jail
    Entry: [cf. OED goal gaol (jail) → 18th century] n. the ring into which marbles are thrown. cf. PUTTING IN JAIL (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Jamaica apple
    Entry: [W3 different sp.] n. a fruit, Annona squamosa: 1976 Jamaica apples, which I believe Jamaicans call "sweet sop" (Eneas 8). = SWEET SOP (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Jamaica cherry
    Entry: [DJE, W3 different sp.; from the red, cherry-like fruit] n. a tropical shrub, Mal­pighia sp.: 1788 The Jamaica or "wild" cherries (Malpighia glabra, M. urens) . . ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jar (1)
    Entry: [cf. Krio ja-ja to nag (Hancock p.c.); OED jar to be at variance (of persons) obs. → 1764] v. to provoke some one. cf. JAY (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jar (2)
    Entry: [cf. OED ajar half open (of a door)] v.t. to keep (a door) open by placing an object in the doorway: Jar the door with a rock (San ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jay
    Entry: [cf. JAR1 idem] v.t. to deliberately annoy or provoke a person. (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jelly
    Entry: [from appearance] n. the soft, jelly-like flesh of unripe coconuts: 1963 [He] came with some jelly coconuts.... I scooped out the jelly (Cottman 72). = ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Jerusalem bush
    Entry: [cf. W3 Jerusalem oak, C. botrys] n. a plant, Chenopodium ambrosioides: 1978 Jerusalem bush ... an insignificant weed used for worms (Higgs 16). = HEDGE ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Jerusalem catnit
    Entry: [cf. CATNIT catnip] n. a plant, Nepeta coerulea, with blue flowers and aromatic leaves used in infusions for coughs. = BLUE CATNIP, BLUE CATNIT, CAT ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jessamin
    Entry: [cf. Car. jessamy jasmine DJE; cf. OED jessamy jasmine obs. → 1733] n. a plant: Jesssamin is a tall plant like the pineapple with a ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jezz
    Entry: See THROW WORDS. ...

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