jasper

Definitions


[ˈdʒaspə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an opaque reddish-brown semi-precious stone consisting of a variety of chalcedony.

- a kind of fine hard porcelain developed by Josiah Wedgwood and used for Wedgwood cameos and other delicate work.


Phrases:

Origin:
Middle English (originally denoting any bright-coloured chalcedony other than carnelian): from Old French jasp(r)e, from Latin iaspis, from Greek, of oriental origin. The origin of sense 3 is uncertain


[ˈdʒaspə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a wasp
(e.g: I got stung by a jasper this morning)


Phrases:

Origin:
1960s: origin uncertain; perhaps from the male given name Jasper (from the similarity in sound between the name and the word wasp)




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