Jamb means: The vertical side of any opening, as a door or fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier, as distinguished from its face.
Jamb means: Any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein.
Jamb means: See Jam, v. t.
Jambee means: A fashionable cane.
Jambes means: Alt. of Jambeux
Jambeux means: In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees.
Jambolana means: A myrtaceous tree of the West Indies and tropical America (Calyptranthes Jambolana), with astringent bark, used for dyeing. It bears an edible fruit.
Jamdani means: A silk fabric, with a woven pattern of sprigs of flowers.
Jamesonite means: A steel-gray mineral, of metallic luster, commonly fibrous massive. It is a sulphide of antimony and lead, with a little iron.
James's powder means: Antimonial powder, first prepared by Dr. James, ar English physician; -- called also fever powder.
Zoantharia means: Same as Anthozoa.
Zoanthacea means: A suborder of Actinaria, including Zoanthus and allied genera, which are permanently attached by their bases.
Zizel means: The suslik.
Zizania means: A genus of grasses including Indian rice. See Indian rice, under Rice.
Zittern means: See Cittern.
Zither means: An instrument of music used in Austria and Germany. It has from thirty to forty wires strung across a shallow sounding-board, which lies horizontally on a table before the performer, who uses both hands in playing on it. [Not to be confounded with the old lute-shaped cittern, or cithern.]
Zirconoid means: A double eight-sided pyramid, a form common with tetragonal crystals; -- so called because this form often occurs in crystals of zircon.
Zircono means: See Zirco-.
Zirconium means: A rare element of the carbon-silicon group, intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, obtained from the mineral zircon as a dark sooty powder, or as a gray metallic crystalline substance. Symbol Zr. Atomic weight, 90.4.
Zirconic means: Pertaining to, containing, or resembling, zirconium; as, zirconic oxide; zirconic compounds.
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