japan

Definitions:

  • A black enamel or lacquer used to produce a durable glossy finish.
  • An object decorated with this substance.
  • To decorate with a black enamel or lacquer.
  • To coat with a glossy finish.
  • To invest with the black coat of a clergyman; ordain.
  • Of or pertaining to Japan: as, <em>Japan</em> varnish (now written “<em>japan</em> varnish,” without reference to the country); <em>Japan</em> work, etc.
  • Work varnished and figured in the manner practised by the natives of Japan.
  • A liquid having somewhat the nature of a varnish, made by cooking gum shellac with linseed-oil in a varnish-kettle.
  • An asphaltum varnish.
  • A black cane.
  • To varnish with japan; cover with any material which gives a hard black gloss.
  • To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the manner of the Japanese; to lacquer.
  • To give a glossy black to, as shoes.
  • Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country.
  • a spiny shrub from Japan (<spn>Chimonanthus fragrans</spn>), related to the Carolina allspice.
  • a quickly drying black lacquer or varnish, consisting essentially of asphaltum dissolved in naphtha or turpentine, and used for coating ironwork; -- called also <altname>Brunswick black</altname>, <altname>Japan lacquer</altname>, or simply <altname>Japan</altname>.
  • ordinary camphor brought from China or Japan, as distinguished from the rare variety called <contr>borneol</contr> or <contr>Borneo camphor</contr>.
  • a cloverlike plant (<spn>Lespedeza striata</spn>) from Eastern Asia, useful for fodder, first noticed in the Southern United States about 1860, but now become very common. During the Civil War it was called variously <altname>Yankee clover</altname> and <altname>Rebel clover</altname>.
  • None
  • See <er>Catechu</er>.
  • a kind of writing ink, of a deep, glossy black when dry.
  • a varnish prepared from the milky juice of the <spn>Rhus vernix</spn>, a small Japanese tree related to the poison sumac.
  • Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the varnish or lacquer used in japanning.
  • A hard black <xref>enamel</xref> <xref>varnish</xref> containing <xref>asphalt</xref>.
  • <xref>Lacquer</xref> ware.
  • To <xref>varnish</xref> with japan.
  • coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
  • lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
  • a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
  • lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
  • a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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