verb (used with object), ja·panned, ja·pan·ning.
Origin of japan
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Historical Examples of japanned
He went back and tried for the japanned tin colour-box, single-handed.A Likely Story
William De Morgan
The japanned case hides the guiding agency, whatever it may be.The Romance of Modern Invention
Swiftly he unearthed the square, japanned case and dragged it forth.Under Boy Scout Colors
Joseph Bushnell Ames
Why didn't they purloin a beer-stein, quiescent on a japanned tray?My Actor-Husband
They were finished in japanned work and often inlaid in light and dark wood.Remodeled Farmhouses
Mary H. Northend
verb -pans, -panning or -panned
1570s, via Portuguese Japao, Dutch Japan, acquired in Malacca from Malay Japang, from Chinese jih pun "sunrise" (equivalent of Japanese Nippon), from jih "sun" + pun "origin." Earliest form in Europe was Marco Polo's Chipangu. Cultural contact led to japaning "coat with lacquer or varnish" (1680s), japonaiserie (1896, from French), etc.
Island nation in the northwest Pacific Ocean off the coast of east Asia, separated by the Sea of Japan from Russian Siberia, China, and Korea. The Japanese archipelago includes four major islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku) as well as many smaller islands. Its capital and largest city is Tokyo.