black amber
Jet Jet, n. [OF. jet, jayet, F. ja["i]et, jais, L. gagates, fr. Gr. ?; -- so called from ? or ?, a town and river in Lycia.] [written also {jeat}, {jayet}.] (Min.) A variety of lignite, of a very compact texture and velvet black color, susceptible of a good polish, and often wrought into mourning jewelry, toys, buttons, etc. Formerly called also {black amber}. [1913 Webster]

{Jet ant} (Zo["o]l.), a blackish European ant ({Formica fuliginosa}), which builds its nest of a paperlike material in the trunks of trees. [1913 Webster]


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