[ja-spey; French zha-spey]
- given a veined and spotted appearance imitating jasper.
Origin of jaspé
1850–55; < French: past participle of jasper to mottle, derivative of jaspe jasper1
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- resembling jasper; variegated
C19: from French, from jasper to marble