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n.
One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.
n.
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.
n.
The ahu or Asiatic gazelle.
Jak
n.
see Ils Jack.
n.
A privy.
n.
A South American striped frog (Pseudis paradoxa), remarkable for having a tadpole larger than the adult, and hence called also paradoxical frog.
n.
An African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly kept as a cage bird; -- called also gray parrot.
n.
See Jackwood.
n.
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.
a.
Of or pertaining to jalap.
n.
A glucoside found in the stems of the jalap plant and scammony. It is a strong purgative.
n. pl.
Long poles, topped with wisps of straw, used as landmarks and signals.
n.
A Venetian or slatted inside window blind.
a.
Furnished with jalousies; as, jalousied porches.
Jam
n.
A kind of frock for children.
Jam
n.
See Jamb.
imp. & p. p.
of Jam
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Jam
Jam
v. t.
To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.
Jam
v. t.
To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door.

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