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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