a commercial oyster, Ostrea gigas, of the Pacific coast of North America, introduced from Japan.
noun 1. a dark-brown arboreal marten, Martes melampus, native to Japan, having a long body and bushy tail. 2. a pale-brown northern Asian weasel, Mustela siberica.
noun 1. a small, graceful maple tree, Acer palmatum, of Korea and Japan, having small, purple flowers, the foliage turning bright red in autumn.
noun 1. . noun 1. an Asiatic creeping grass, Zoysia japonica, used especially in the southeastern U.S., having purplish spikelets and rootstalks that send up numerous tough, wiry shoots.
[jas-per] /ˈdʒæs pər/ noun 1. a compact, opaque, cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, usually colored red: often used in decorative carvings. 2. Also called jasper ware, cameo ware. a fine, hard stoneware introduced c1775 by Wedgwood, stained various colors by metallic oxides, with raised designs in white. [jas-per] /ˈdʒæs pər/ noun, Older Slang. 1. a fellow; […]