Jasper ware
Jasper Jas"per, n. [OE. jaspre, jaspe, OF. jaspre, jaspe, F. jaspe, L. iaspis, Gr. ?; cf. Per. yashp, yashf, Ar. yashb, yasb, yasf, Heb. y[=a]shpheh. Cf. {Diaper}.] (Min.) An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes, etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called {striped jasper} or {banded jasper}. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper. [1913 Webster]

{Jasper opal}, a yellow variety of opal resembling jasper.

{Jasper ware}, a delicate kind of earthenware invented by Josiah Wedgwood. It is usually white, but is capable of receiving color. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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