Ja"va(j"v), n. 1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to the Netherlands.
2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java.
[all capitals] an object-oriented computer programming language, derived largely from
C++, used widely for design and display of web pages on the world-wide web. It is an interpreted language, and has been suggested as a platform-independent code to allow execution of the same progam under multiple operating systems without recompiling. The language is still (1997) under active development, and is evolving.
[GG + PJC]
(Zol.), the musang. --
(Zol.), a species of finch (Padda oryzivora), native of Java, but very commonly kept as a cage bird; -- called also
paddy bird. In the male the upper parts are glaucous gray, the head and tail black, the under parts delicate rose, and the cheeks white. The bill is large and red. A white variety is also kept as a cage bird.
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