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Japan    : [dʒəp'æn]
Japan \Ja*pan"\ (j[.a]*p[a^]n"), n. [From Japan, the country.]
Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the
varnish or lacquer used in japanning.
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Japan \Ja*pan"\, a.
Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that
country; as, Japan ware.
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{Japan allspice} (Bot.), a spiny shrub from Japan
({Chimonanthus fragrans}), related to the Carolina
allspice.

{Japan black} (Chem.), a quickly drying black lacquer or
varnish, consisting essentially of asphaltum dissolved in
naphtha or turpentine, and used for coating ironwork; --
called also {Brunswick black}, {Japan lacquer}, or simply
{Japan}.

{Japan camphor}, ordinary camphor brought from China or
Japan, as distinguished from the rare variety called
{borneol} or {Borneo camphor}.

{Japan clover}, or {Japan pea} (Bot.), a cloverlike plant
({Lespedeza striata}) 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 {Yankee clover} and {Rebel clover}.


{Japan earth}. See {Catechu}.

{Japan ink}, a kind of writing ink, of a deep, glossy black
when dry.

{Japan varnish}, a varnish prepared from the milky juice of
the {Rhus vernix}, a small Japanese tree related to the
poison sumac.
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Japan \Ja*pan"\ (j[.a]*p[a^]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Japanned}
(j[.a]*p[a^]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Japanning}.]
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1. To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the
manner of the Japanese; to lacquer.
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2. To give a glossy black to, as shoes. [R.] --Gay.
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