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jas·mine

 (jăz′mĭn) also jes·sa·mine (jĕs′ə-mĭn)
n.
1.
a. Any of several vines or shrubs of the genus Jasminum, native chiefly to Asia and having usually compound leaves and white or yellow flowers. Some of the fragrant species are used in making perfume.
b. The perfume obtained from these plants.
3. Any of several plants or shrubs having fragrant flowers.
4. A light to brilliant yellow.

[French jasmin, from Old French jassemin, from Arabic yasmīn, from Persian yasmīn, yāsman, from Middle Persian yāsman.]

jasmine

(ˈdʒæsmɪn; ˈdʒæz-)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: jessamine any oleaceous shrub or climbing plant of the tropical and subtropical genus Jasminum, esp J. officinalis: widely cultivated for their white, yellow, or red fragrant flowers, which are used in making perfume and in flavouring tea. See also winter jasmine
2. (Plants) any of several other fragrant shrubs with fragrant flowers, such as the Cape jasmine, yellow jasmine, and frangipani (red jasmine)
3. (Colours) a light to moderate yellow colour
[C16: from Old French jasmin, from Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian yāsmīn]

jas•mine

(ˈdʒæz mɪn, ˈdʒæs-)

also jessamine



n.
1. any of numerous shrubs or vines belonging to the genus Jasminum, of the olive family, having fragrant flowers used in perfumes and teas.
2. any of several other plants.
3. a pale yellow color.
[1555–65; < Middle French jasmin, variant of jassemin < Arabic yās(a)mīn < Persian yāsman, yāsmin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jasmine - any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asiajasmine - any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asia
genus Jasminum, Jasminum - shrubs and woody climbers mostly of tropical and temperate Old World: jasmine; jessamine
Jasminum mesnyi, primrose jasmine - evergreen rambling yellow-flowered shrub of western China
Jasminum nudiflorum, winter jasmine - deciduous rambling shrub widely cultivated for its winter-blooming yellow flowers
common jasmine, Jasminum officinale, jessamine, true jasmine - a climbing deciduous shrub with fragrant white or yellow or red flowers used in perfume and to flavor tea
Arabian jasmine, Jasminum sambac - East Indian evergreen vine cultivated for its profuse fragrant white flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Translations
Jasmin
Jasmin
Jasmine
Jázmin
gelsominoGelsomina
Jasmine

jasmine

[ˈdʒæzmɪn] Njazmín m

jasmine

[ˈdʒæsmɪn ˈdʒæzmɪn] n (= shrub, flower) → jasmin m jasmine teajasmine tea nthé m au jasmin

jasmine

[ˈdʒæzmɪn] ngelsomino

jasmine

n. jazmín;
___ teaté de ___.
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The next place she stopped at was a fruit and flower shop, and here she bought a large quantity of apples, apricots, peaches, and other things, with lilies, jasmine, and all sorts of sweet-smelling plants.
Within the royal park on the borders of the lake stood a little pavilion round whose balcony crept jasmine and magnolia branches scenting the air.
Both laid themselves down on the divan; chibouques with jasmine tubes and amber mouthpieces were within reach, and all prepared so that there was no need to smoke the same pipe twice.
The count approached the window, and leaning out, called to Grimaud, who showed his head from an arbor covered with jasmine, which he was occupied in trimming.
A little later a marriage procession would strike into the Grand Trunk with music and shoutings, and a smell of marigold and jasmine stronger even than the reek of the dust.
As he stood in the red light of the oil-lamp, strong, tall, and beautiful, his long black hair sweeping over his shoulders, the knife swinging at his neck, and his head crowned with a wreath of white jasmine, he might easily have been mistaken for some wild god of a jungle legend.
Climbing plants are monstrous and luxuriant, but others which have never been known to climb elsewhere learn the art as an escape from that somber shadow, so that the common nettle, the jasmine, and even the jacitara palm tree can be seen circling the stems of the cedars and striving to reach their crowns.
And still, as we went through the pretty rooms, out at the little rustic verandah doors, and underneath the tiny wooden colonnades garlanded with woodbine, jasmine, and honey-suckle, I saw in the papering on the walls, in the colours of the furniture, in the arrangement of all the pretty objects, MY little tastes and fancies, MY little methods and inventions which they used to laugh at while they praised them, my odd ways everywhere.
When he opens it he is confronted with a dainty and exquisitely clean young Japanese lady in a simple blue cotton kimono printed cunningly with small white jasmine blossoms.
At Pahia, it was quite pleasing to behold the English flowers in the gardens before the houses; there were roses of several kinds, honeysuckle, jasmine, stocks, and whole hedges of sweetbrier.