Words starting with j

Words and definitions

Meaning of Jaina

Jaina means: One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.

Meaning of Jainism

Jainism means: The heterodox Hindoo religion, of which the most striking features are the exaltation of saints or holy mortals, called jins, above the ordinary Hindoo gods, and the denial of the divine origin and infallibility of the Vedas. It is intermediate between Brahmanism and Buddhism, having some things in common with each.

Meaning of Jairou

Jairou means: The ahu or Asiatic gazelle.

Meaning of Jak

Jak means: see Ils Jack.

Meaning of Jakes

Jakes means: A privy.

Meaning of Jakie

Jakie means: A South American striped frog (Pseudis paradoxa), remarkable for having a tadpole larger than the adult, and hence called also paradoxical frog.

Meaning of Jako

Jako means: An African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly kept as a cage bird; -- called also gray parrot.

Meaning of Jakwood

Jakwood means: See Jackwood.

Meaning of Jalap

Jalap means: The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipomoea purga (or Exogonium purga), a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative medicines. Other species of Ipomoea yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the I. Orizabensis, and I. tuberosa.

Meaning of Jalapic

Jalapic means: Of or pertaining to jalap.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zonaria

Zonaria means: A division of Mammalia in which the placenta is zonelike.

Meaning of Zonar

Zonar means: A belt or girdle which the Christians and Jews of the Levant were obliged to wear to distinguish them from Mohammedans.

Meaning of Zonal

Zonal means: Of or pertaining to a zone; having the form of a zone or zones.

Meaning of Zona

Zona means: A zone or band; a layer.

Meaning of Zonae

Zonae means: of Zona

Meaning of Zomboruk

Zomboruk means: See Zumbooruk.

Meaning of Zollverein

Zollverein means: Literally, a customs union; specifically, applied to the several customs unions successively formed under the leadership of Prussia among certain German states for establishing liberty of commerce among themselves and common tariff on imports, exports, and transit.

Meaning of Zokor

Zokor means: An Asiatic burrowing rodent (Siphneus aspalax) resembling the mole rat. It is native of the Altai Mountains.

Meaning of Zoisite

Zoisite means: A grayish or whitish mineral occurring in orthorhombic, prismatic crystals, also in columnar masses. It is a silicate of alumina and lime, and is allied to epidote.

Meaning of Zoilism

Zoilism means: Resemblance to Zoilus in style or manner; carping criticism; detraction.

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