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Noun: japan  ju'pan
  1. Lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
  2. Lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
Verb: japan (japanned,japanning)  ju'pan
  1. (handicraft) coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
Noun: Japan  ju'pan
  1. A constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
    - Nippon, Nihon
  2. A string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
    - Japanese Islands, Japanese Archipelago

Derived forms: japanned, Japans, japans, japanning

Type of: archipelago, Asian country, Asian nation, lacquer, lacquerware

Part of: Asia, Pacific, Pacific Ocean

Encyclopedia: Japan, Pennsylvania