Jasper vs Jaspideous - What's the difference?

jasper | jaspideous |

As a proper noun jasper

is , an english variant of caspar.

As an adjective jaspideous is

jaspidean; made of jasper.



(wikipedia jasper)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) jaspre, a variant of jaspe (modern French jaspe), from (etyl) iaspis, from (etyl) .


  • (obsolete) Any bright-coloured kind of chalcedony apart from cornelian.
  • (mineralogy) An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking conchoidally with a smooth surface.
  • Jasperware pottery.
  • Derived terms
    * Jasper National Park * jasper opal * jasperated * jasperite * jasperize * jasperoid * jasperous * jasperware * jaspery * jaspidean * lavender jasper * xyloid jasper
    See also
    * jasperware

    Etymology 2

    From the male personal name Jasper .


    (en noun)
  • (UK, West Country, Somerset, colloquial) A wasp.
  • (US, slang) A person, a guy, especially seen as naïve or simple.
  • * 1975 , Tom Waits, ‘Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy Street)’:
  • Standing on the corner like a just-got-in-town jasper .
  • * 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, p. 122:
  • “That jasper ,” sniggered Darby, “never pulled out his ‘dummy’ for nothing but pissing, I bet you!”
  • * 1968 , Charles Portis, True Grit , The Saturday Evening Post
  • "I stood there through almost an hour of it before they called Rooster Cogburn to the stand. I had guessed wrong as to which one he was, picking out a younger and slighter man with a badge on his shirt. And I was surprised when an old one-eyed jasper that was built along the lines of Grover Cleveland went up and was sworn."


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    (en adjective)
  • jaspidean; made of jasper
  • jaspidean; containing jasper
  • jaspidean; like jasper