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jasmine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jasmine  \Jas"mine\,  n.  [F.  jasmin,  Sp  jazmin,  Ar  y[=a]sm[=i]n, 
  Pers.  y[=a]sm[=i]n;  cf  It  gesmino  gelsomino  Cf 
  {Jessamine}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  shrubby  plant  of  the  genus  {Jasminum},  bearing  flowers  of  a 
  peculiarly  fragrant  odor.  The  {J.  officinale},  common  in  the 
  south  of  Europe,  bears  white  flowers.  The  Arabian  jasmine  is 
  {J.  Sambac},  and  with  {J.  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}.  [Written  also  {jessamine}.] 
 
  {Cape  jasmine},  or  {Cape  jessamine},  the  {Gardenia  florida}, 
  a  shrub  with  fragrant  white  flowers,  a  native  of  China, 
  and  hardy  in  the  Southern  United  States. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jasmine 
  n  :  any  of  several  shrubs  and  vines  of  the  genus  Jasminum 
  chiefly  native  to  Asia 




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