Complete Definition of "jess"

English

Pronunciation
enPR|jÄs, IPA|/dÊÉs/

Etymology 1
From ME. ges, from MF. gies, from the plural of jet 'throw', from jeter 'to throw', itself from L. iactare

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. context|falconry A short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry, to which a leash may be fastened.

Verb
en-verb|jesses|jessing|jessed

  1. context|falconry To fasten a strap around the leg of a hawk.

Etymology 2
From ME., from MF. jaiet, from L. gagates 'throw', from Gagas (a town and river in Asia Minor))

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. a compact coal-like, velvet-black mineral, with a polish making it fit for use in jewelry.
  2. a very dark, velvety black shade

References
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