The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jasper \Jas"per\, n. [OE. jaspre, jaspe, OF. jaspre, jaspe, F.
jaspe, L. iaspis, Gr. ?; cf. Per. yashp, yashf, Ar. yashb,
yasb, yasf, Heb. y[=a]shpheh. Cf. Diaper.] (Min.)
An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and
other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits
of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes,
etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called
striped jasper or banded jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a
brownish yellow jasper.
Jasper opal, a yellow variety of opal resembling jasper.
Jasper ware, a delicate kind of earthenware invented by
Josiah Wedgwood. It is usually white, but is capable of