Definition of Jasmine

1. Noun. Any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asia.




Definition of Jasmine

1. n. 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.

Definition of Jasmine

1. Proper noun. (Persian female given name) ¹

2. Noun. Any of several plants, of the genus ''Jasminum'', mostly native to Asia, having fragrant white or yellow flowers. ¹

3. Noun. The perfume obtained from these plants. ¹

4. Noun. Any of several unrelated plants having a similar perfume. ¹

5. Noun. A yellow colour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jasmine

1. a climbing shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Jasmine

1. A shrubby plant of the genus Jasminum, bearing flowers of a peculiarly fragrant odour. 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. Alternative forms: 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. Origin: F. Jasmin, Sp. Jazmin, Ar. Yasmin, Pers. Yasmin; cf. It. Gesmino, gelsomino. Cf. Jessamine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Jasmine

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1860)
"jasmine, a flowering plant of several species, belonging to the natural order ... The name of jasmine is derived from another species, the J. Sambac, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Other The plant known in America as the " Carolina jasmine " hardy species commonly cultivated in gardens are the low or Italian yellow-flowered jasmine, ..."

3. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Vincent (1889)
"The Catalonian jasmine came from the East Indies, in 1629, and the yellow Indian jasmine in 1656. ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"The best known species is the common jasmine (/. officinale), which was introduced into England from the East in 1548, and is there cultivated for covering ..."

5. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"jasmine and tuberose produce best perfumed grease by enfleurage, but rose, orange, and acacia hot from exposure to the naked fire ; so long as the grease is ..."

6. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"The yellow jasmine may occupy very suitably a position in a group, but it also makes a lovely sweet- scented plant for early spring bloom, or may be even ..."

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