Definitions for: Gelsemium


[n] evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern Asia



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: genus Gelsemium

See Also: Carolina jasmine, dicot genus, evening trumpet flower, family Loganiaceae, Gelsemium sempervirens, jellow jessamine, Loganiaceae, magnoliopsid genus, yellow jasmine

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