japan

n.

  1. Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the varnish or lacquer used in japanning.

a.

  1. Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware.

v. t.

  1. To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the manner of the Japanese; to lacquer.
  2. To give a glossy black to, as shoes.