Definition of Night jessamine
1. Noun. West Indian evergreen shrub having clusters of funnel-shaped yellow-white flowers that are fragrant by night.
Group relationships: Cestrum, Genus Cestrum
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Night jessamine
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1. Sailing Sunny Seas: A Story of Travel in Jamaica, Honolulu, Haiti, Santo by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1909)
"... from bushes growing profusely about the lawns, the "night jessamine, "so called because this spiced flower gives out its fragrance only after nightfall. ..."
2. Wild Work: The Story of the Red River Tragedy by Mary Edwards Bryan (1881)
"CHAPTER XIX. A HALF-MOON hung in the sky. The summer air was full of the scent of night-jessamine and oleander. ..."