Gelsemium

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gelsemium

(dʒɛlˈsiːmɪəm)
n, pl -miums or -mia (-mɪə)
1. (Plants) any climbing shrub of the loganiaceous genus Gelsemium, of SE Asia and North America, esp the yellow jasmine, having fragrant yellow flowers
2. (Pharmacology) the powdered root of the yellow jasmine, formerly used as a sedative
[C19: New Latin, from Italian gelsomino jasmine]
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Noun1.gelsemium - evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern AsiaGelsemium - evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern Asia
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Loganiaceae, Loganiaceae - a dicotyledonous family of plants of order Gentianales
Carolina jasmine, evening trumpet flower, Gelsemium sempervirens, yellow jasmine, yellow jessamine - poisonous woody evergreen vine of southeastern United States having fragrant yellow funnel-shaped flowers