- jasmine rice,
- jasmine tea,
- jasper national park,
- jasper ware,
- jaspers, karl,
Origin of jasper1
noun Older Slang.
Origin of jasper2
Examples from the Web for jaspers
This was decided to be Mr. Andersen, as he was to go to the Jaspers' to tea.A Little Girl of Long Ago|Amanda Millie Douglas
"That's all right, Mr. Cowperwood," said Jaspers, getting up.
I located two mines right smack beside the trail and these jaspers came along and stole them both.Wunpost|Dane Coolidge
Sheriff Jaspers, rotund and ruddy, met them, greeting them in quite a friendly way.
Looking into Jaspers angry face, he tried now to speak of Mary.Justin Wingate, Ranchman|John H. Whitson
Word Origin for jasper
precious stone, c.1300, from Anglo-French jaspre, Old French jaspre, jaspe, from Latin iaspidem (nominative iaspis), from Greek iaspis "jasper," via an Oriental language (cf. Hebrew yashpeh, Akkadian yashupu).
masc. proper name, English form of Caspar or of Gaspar, the traditional name of one of the Three Kings. Said by Klein to be of Persian origin and meaning literally "treasure-holder." Used from 1896 for "a rustic simpleton."