English Online Dictionary. What means japan? What does japan mean?
From Japan, due to this varnishing process being an imitation of East Asian processes.
- IPA(key): /dʒəˈpæn/
- Rhymes: -æn
japan (countable and uncountable, plural japans)
- A hard black enamel varnish containing asphalt.
japan (third-person singular simple present japans, present participle japanning, simple past and past participle japanned)
- (transitive) To varnish with japan.
Japan + -an
- IPA(key): /jaˈpɑːn/
- A person from Japan.