Definitions for: Jasmine


[n] any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asia



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

See Also: 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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Famous Quotes Containing Jasmine:


Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps, and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons.

-- Henry Timrod (American Poet)

Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.

-- Thomas Moore (Irish Poet)

Jasmine apologized and said she was sorry and said she loved me, she couldn't believe it and said she thought it would be her. All of them were really, really sorry that it happened to me.

-- LaToya London (American Musician)


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