Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small silver coin of Genoa imported into England by foreign merchants, especially in the fifteenth century. Compare galley-halfpenny.
  • noun Same as jean, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A coin of Genoa; any small coin.
  • noun A kind of twilled cotton cloth. See Jean.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative capitalization of Jane, "woman".
  • noun Alternative spelling of jean.
  • noun obsolete A silver Genovese coin, first used in England in the 14th century.

Etymologies

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Alternative forms.

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From Old French Jannes ("Genoway").

Examples

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  • Lady Jane by the Rolling Stones

    Queen Jane Approximately by Bob Dylan

    February 8, 2008

  • And "Sweet Jane" by the Cowboy Junkies.

    February 9, 2008

  • title character in Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Bennett, in Austen's Pride and Prejudice

    February 17, 2008