jessamine


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jes·sa·mine

 (jĕs′ə-mĭn)
n.
Variant of jasmine.

jessamine

(ˈdʒɛsəmɪn)
n
(Plants) another name for jasmine1

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.jessamine - a climbing deciduous shrub with fragrant white or yellow or red flowers used in perfume and to flavor teajessamine - a climbing deciduous shrub with fragrant white or yellow or red flowers used in perfume and to flavor tea
jasmine - any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asia
Translations

jessamine

[ˈdʒesəmɪn] Njazmín m

jessamine

nJasmin m
References in classic literature ?
She stood on the front veranda as he quitted the house, and absently picked a few sprays of jessamine that grew upon a trellis near by.
I know not whether the fair Rowena would have been altogether satisfied with the species of emotion with which her devoted knight had hitherto gazed on the beautiful features, and fair form, and lustrous eyes, of the lovely Rebecca; eyes whose brilliancy was shaded, and, as it were, mellowed, by the fringe of her long silken eyelashes, and which a minstrel would have compared to the evening star darting its rays through a bower of jessamine.
Sometimes it was a court planted with roses, jessamine, dafeodils, hyacinths and anemones, and a thousand other flowers of which I did not know the names.
Having travelled from land to land in this fashion without finding anything to rivet his attention, it occurred to him to take the form of an eagle, and in this shape he flew across many countries and arrived at length in a new and lovely spot, where the air seemed filled with the scent of jessamine and orange flowers with which the ground was thickly planted.
He also admired another that came in composed of fair young maidens, none of whom seemed to be under fourteen or over eighteen years of age, all clad in green stuff, with their locks partly braided, partly flowing loose, but all of such bright gold as to vie with the sunbeams, and over them they wore garlands of jessamine, roses, amaranth, and honeysuckle.
A minute afterwards the blinds were thrown open, and through the jessamine and clematis that overhung the window one could see the garden ornamented with lanterns, and the supper laid under the tent.
In doing so I held it within a few inches of my eyes, and was conscious of a faint smell of the scent known as white jessamine.
Well," -- Cornelius at last broke the silence, -- "well, Rosa, everything changes in the realm of nature; the flowers of spring are succeeded by other flowers; and the bees, which so tenderly caressed the violets and the wall-flowers, will flutter with just as much love about the honey-suckles, the rose, the jessamine, and the carnation.
Above the black cloth that covered the coffin rose the green sprays of a jessamine that grew beside the doorway, and a twisted vine shoot, already in leaf, overran the lintel.
And then a man who seemed to be all shirt-front danced backward before her; and next she was seated at a little table by a railing over which climbed a jessamine vine.
It was quite a cottage-room, with a lattice-window: around which were clusters of jessamine and honeysuckle, that crept over the casement, and filled the place with their delicious perfume.
There was a bower at the farther end, with honeysuckle, jessamine, and creeping plants--one of those sweet retreats which humane men erect for the accommodation of spiders.