Jasmine

Definition of Jasmine

Jas´mine
n.1.(Bot.) A shrubby plant of the genus Jasminum, bearing flowers of a peculiarly fragrant odor. The Jasminum officinale, common in the south of Europe, bears white flowers. The Arabian jasmine is Jasminum Sambac, and, with Jasminum angustifolia, comes from the East Indies. The yellow false jasmine in the Gelseminum sempervirens (see Gelsemium). Several other plants are called jasmine in the West Indies, as species of Calotropis and Faramea.
Cape jasmine
the Gardenia florida, a shrub with fragrant white flowers, a native of China, and hardy in the Southern United States.

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Arabian jasmine, bush, common jasmine, genus Jasminum, Jasminum, Jasminum mesnyi, Jasminum nudiflorum, Jasminum officinale, Jasminum sambac, jessamine, primrose jasmine, shrub, true jasmine, winter jasmine
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