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gelsemium


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gelsemium  \Gel*se"mium\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  It  gelsomino  jasmine.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  climbing  plants.  The  yellow  (false) 
  jasmine  ({Gelsemium  sempervirens})  is  a  native  of  the 
  Southern  United  States.  It  has  showy  and  deliciously 
  fragrant  flowers. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  The  root  of  the  yellow  jasmine,  used  in  malarial 
  fevers,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Gelsemium 
  n  :  evergreen  twining  shrubs  of  Americas  and  southeastern  Asia 
  [syn:  {Gelsemium},  {genus  Gelsemium}] 




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