Words starting with j

Words and definitions

Meaning of Jacksnipe

Jacksnipe means: A small American sandpiper (Tringa maculata); -- called also pectoral sandpiper, and grass snipe.

Meaning of Jackstay

Jackstay means: A rail of wood or iron stretching along a yard of a vessel, to which the sails are fastened.

Meaning of Jackstone

Jackstone means: One of the pebbles or pieces used in the game of jackstones.

Meaning of Jackstone

Jackstone means: A game played with five small stones or pieces of metal. See 6th Chuck.

Meaning of Jackstraw

Jackstraw means: An effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man without property or influence.

Meaning of Jackstraw

Jackstraw means: One of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood, etc., for playing a child's game, the jackstraws being thrown confusedly together on a table, to be gathered up singly by a hooked instrument, without touching or disturbing the rest of the pile. See Spilikin.

Meaning of Jackwood

Jackwood means: Wood of the jack (Artocarpus integrifolia), used in cabinetwork.

Meaning of Jacob

Jacob means: A Hebrew patriarch (son of Isaac, and ancestor of the Jews), who in a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven (Gen. xxviii. 12); -- also called Israel.

Meaning of Jacobaean lily

Jacobaean lily means: A bulbous plant (Amaryllis, / Sprekelia, formosissima) from Mexico. It bears a single, large, deep, red, lilylike flower.

Meaning of Jacobean

Jacobean means: Alt. of Jacobian

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Meaning of Zoosperm

Zoosperm means: One of the spermatic particles; spermatozoid.

Meaning of Zoopsychology

Zoopsychology means: Animal psychology.

Meaning of Zoopraxiscope

Zoopraxiscope means: An instrument similar to, or the same as, the, the phenakistoscope, by means of which pictures projected upon a screen are made to exhibit the natural movements of animals, and the like.

Meaning of Zoophytology

Zoophytology means: The natural history zoophytes.

Meaning of Zoophytological

Zoophytological means: Of or pertaining to zoophytology; as, zoophytological observations.

Meaning of Zoophytoid

Zoophytoid means: Pertaining to, or resembling, a zoophyte.

Meaning of Zoophytical

Zoophytical means: Of or pertaining to zoophytes.

Meaning of Zoophytic

Zoophytic means: Alt. of Zoophytical

Meaning of Zoophyte

Zoophyte means: Any one of the Zoophyta.

Meaning of Zoophyte

Zoophyte means: Any one of numerous species of invertebrate animals which more or less resemble plants in appearance, or mode of growth, as the corals, gorgonians, sea anemones, hydroids, bryozoans, sponges, etc., especially any of those that form compound colonies having a branched or treelike form, as many corals and hydroids.

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