japan

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English[edit]

A japanned letter rack
Sign advertising a japanned toilet stand
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Etymology[edit]

From Japan, due to this varnishing process being an imitation of oriental (East Asian) processes.

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Noun[edit]

japan (uncountable)

  1. A hard black enamel varnish containing asphalt.
  2. Lacquer ware.

Verb[edit]

japan (third-person singular simple present japans, present participle japanning, simple past and past participle japanned)

  1. (transitive) To varnish with japan.

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japan c

  1. a person from Japan

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