7 letter word starting with ja

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jacamar noun Any one of numerous species of tropical American birds of the genus Galbula and allied genera. They are allied to the kingfishers, but climb on tree trunks like nuthatches, and feed upon insects. Their colors are often brilliant.
jacchus noun The common marmoset (Hapale vulgaris). Formerly, the name was also applied to other species of the same genus.
jacinth noun See Hyacinth.
jackass noun The male ass; a donkey., A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead.
jackdaw noun See Daw, n.
jackeen noun A drunken, dissolute fellow.
jackmen plural of Jackman
jackman noun One wearing a jack; a horse soldier; a retainer. See 3d Jack, n., A cream cheese.
jacksaw noun The merganser.
jacobin noun A Dominican friar; — so named because, before the French Revolution, that order had a convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris., One of a society of violent agitators in France, during the revolution of 1789, who held secret meetings in the Jacobin convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris, and concerted measures to control the proceedings of the National Assembly. Hence: A plotter against an existing government; a turbulent demagogue., A fancy pigeon, in which the feathers of the neck form a hood, — whence the name. The wings and tail are long, and the beak moderately short., Same as Jacobinic.
jacobus noun An English gold coin, of the value of twenty-five shillings sterling, struck in the reign of James I.
jaconet noun A thin cotton fabric, between and muslin, used for dresses, neckcloths, etc.
jadding noun See Holing.
jadeite noun See Jade, the stone.
jagging present participle & vb. noun of Jag
jaggery noun Raw palm sugar, made in the East Indies by evaporating the fresh juice of several kinds of palm trees, but specifically that of the palmyra (Borassus flabelliformis).
jainism noun 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.
jakwood noun See Jackwood.
jalapic adjective Of or pertaining to jalap.
jalapin noun A glucoside found in the stems of the jalap plant and scammony. It is a strong purgative.
jamming present participle & vb. noun of Jam
jamadar noun Same as Jemidar.
jamaica noun One of the West India is islands.
jambeux noun In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees.
jamdani noun A silk fabric, with a woven pattern of sprigs of flowers.
jangled imp. & past participle of Jangle
jangler noun An idle talker; a babbler; a prater., A wrangling, noisy fellow.
janitor noun A door-keeper; a porter; one who has the care of a public building, or a building occupied for offices, suites of rooms, etc.
janizar noun A janizary.
jantily adverb See Jauntily.
january noun The first month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
jarring present participle & vb. noun of Jar, Shaking; disturbing; discordant., A shaking; a tremulous motion; as, the jarring of a steamship, caused by its engines., Discord; a clashing of interests.
jar-owl noun The goatsucker.
jashawk noun A young hawk.
jasmine noun A shrubby plant of the genus Jasminum, bearing flowers of a peculiarly fragrant odor. The J. officinale, common in the south of Europe, bears white flowers. The Arabian jasmine is J. Sambac, and, with J. angustifolia, comes from the East Indies. The yellow false jasmine in the Gelseminum sempervirens (see Gelsemium). Several other plants are called jasmine in the West Indies, as species of Calotropis and Faramea.
jaspery adjective Of the nature of jasper; mixed with jasper.
jaspoid adjective Resembling jasper.
jaunted imp. & past participle of Jaunt
javelin noun A sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by thew hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game., To pierce with a javelin.
jawbone noun The bone of either jaw; a maxilla or a mandible.
jawfoot noun See Maxilliped.