[origin uncertain; perhaps fr Italian dialect giappone, literally ”a Japanese,” but extended to any strange-or foreign-looking person]
[jab-uh-ran-dee, -ran-dee] /ˌdʒæb əˈræn di, -rænˈdi/ noun, plural jaborandis. 1. any of several South American shrubs belonging to the genus Pilocarpus, of the rue family. 2. the dried leaflets of certain of these plants, especially P. jaborandi, containing the alkaloid pilocarpine, used in medicine. /ˌdʒæbəˈrændɪ/ noun 1. any of several tropical American rutaceous shrubs of […]
[zha-boh, ja- or, esp. British, zhab-oh, jab-oh] /ʒæˈboʊ, dʒæ- or, esp. British, ˈʒæb oʊ, ˈdʒæb oʊ/ noun 1. a decorative ruffle or other arrangement of lace or cloth attached at the neckline and extending down the front of a woman’s blouse or dress or, formerly, of a man’s shirt. /ˈʒæbəʊ/ noun 1. a frill or […]
[zhuh-boo-ti-kah-buh] /ʒəˌbu tɪˈkɑ bə/ noun 1. an evergreen tree, Myrciaria cauliflora, of the Myrtle family, native to southern Brazil, bearing on the trunk small clusters of edible, grapelike fruit.
[yab-uh-tin-skee, yah-buh-] /ˌyæb əˈtɪn ski, ˌyɑ bə-/ noun 1. Vladimir, 1880–1940, Russian Zionist leader in Palestine.