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Words starting with J

Words that start with J

A jackal jumped into a jar of jam in Jamestown.

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Photo of a woman wearing jeans

Jis forJeans

Jeans are a modern piece of clothing, similar to trousers. Jeans are usually made from blue denim and are seen as casual wear - something you don't wear to work. Almost everyone in some countries wears jeans.
Photo of a jeep

Jis forJeep

A jeep is a fairly small, rugged, four wheel drive vehicle generally used by the military. Similar vehicles used by people outside the military are called jeeps too.
Photo of jello or jelly

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Jello, also called jelly in some countries, is a sweet dessert made from coloured, flavoured gelatin. Jello isn't hard or wet, it has a firm, wobbly texture called a gel.

Jis forJelly

Jelly, also called jam is a way of preserving fruit. Jelly is made from fruit cooked with sugar and then sealed into a jar. Strawberry jelly, as shown in the picture, is one of the most popular flavours. Jelly that is made from citrus fruits like oranges and lemons is called marmalade. In some countries, only clear jelly without any bits of fruit left in it is called jelly. In some other countries, jello is called jelly.
Photo of a jelly bean plant
Scientific name: Sedum rubrotinctum
Jelly bean plants are a very easy to grow succulent that has leaves that look like jelly beans. You can grow a new plant from a single leaf of a jellybean plant. These plants can tolerate most conditions, including drought and frost.
Photo of jelly beans
Jelly beans are a kind of candy that is shaped like a bean. Jelly beans have a smooth outer layer but are soft and chewy inside.
Photo of a jellyfish
Jellyfish are found in every part of the sea, from the warm water at the surface to the cold, dark depths of the ocean. Jellyfish eat tiny sea creatures that drift into their tentacles. Jellyfish come in almost every colour of the rainbow and range in size from smaller than your fingernail to having tentacles that are many metres long. Some jellyfish are poisonous and their sting can kill a person. It is best to avoid touching a jellyfish if you don't know what sort it is.
Photo of a jet brooch
Jet, also called lignite, is not a true mineral or stone. It is fossilised decaying wood. The original structure of the wood can be seen in jet under a microscope. Jet is black and has been used to make jewellery for many years. It was quite popular to make mourning jewellery, for wearing at funerals.
Photo of a jet fighter
A jet is the common name given to any airplane that is powered by jet engines rather than propellers. Most modern aircraft are powered by jet engines, so people tend to refer to smaller, faster military aircraft as jets.
Photo of a jetty

Jis forJetty

A jetty is a structure that sticks out from land into water. Jetties can be made of stone or timber. Sometimes they are there to protect the beach from waves, sometimes they are built to reach deeper water so ships can dock.