1 an opaque impure microcrystalline form of quartz, red, yellow, brown, or dark green in colour, used as a gemstone and for ornamental decoration
2 (Also called)
jasper ware a dense hard stoneware, invented in 1775 by Wedgwood, capable of being stained throughout its substance with metallic oxides and used as background for applied classical decoration (C14: from Old French jaspe, from Latin jaspis, from Greek iaspis, of Semitic origin; related to Assyrian ashpu, Arabic yashb, Hebrew yashpheh)
n a type of jasper, generally with zones of colour, found in desert regions of Egypt
Jasper National Park
n a national park in SW Canada, in W Alberta in the Rockies: wildlife sanctuary. Area: 10900 sq. km (4200 sq. miles)
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