cape jasmine

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Related to cape jasmine: Gardenia jasminoides

Cape jasmine


[After the Cape ofGood Hope, from which the plant was introduced to Europe (although it is native to China).]

Cape jasmine

(Plants) a widely cultivated gardenia shrub, Gardenia jasminoides. See gardenia
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Noun1.cape jasmine - evergreen shrub widely cultivated for its large fragrant waxlike white flowers and glossy leaves
gardenia - any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Gardenia having large fragrant white or yellow flowers
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Chinese-medicine practitioners have used pods from this shrub, also known as the cape jasmine, for thousands of years to treat type 2 diabetes.
The nickname of Cape jasmine is equally inaccurate.
In the title, Cape Jasmine means "I am too happy," which is what you will be when you learn how to speak in flowers.