Jeterus

Jet"e*rus

(?), n. (Bot.) A yellowness of the parts of plants which are normally green; yellows.

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Jet"sam

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Jet"son

(?), } n. [F. jeter to throw: cf. OF. getaison a throwing. Cf. Flotsam, Jettison.] 1. (Mar. Law) Goods which sink when cast into the sea, and remain under water; -- distinguished from flotsam, goods which float, and ligan (or lagan), goods which are sunk attached to a buoy.
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2. The act of throwing objects from a ship to lighten the load; jettison{1}. See Jettison, 1.
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3. Hence: Anything thrown overboard from a ship, whether floating or not.
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4. Hence: [fig.] Objects scattered about in a disorderly manner; as, he couldn't find his sneakers among the jetsam in his room. [Colloq.]
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