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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
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References in classic literature ?
* The Carolina -- not Virginia -- jessamine, gelsemium sempervirens (properly speaking not a jessamine at all) has yellow blossoms.
In 2015, his death was linked to gelsemium, a rare, poisonous plant grown in the Himalayas and known to have been used in Chinese assassinations.
In the past decade, researchers have found that homeopathic dilutions, beyond Avogadro's number, of gold (Aurum metallicum), copper (Cuprum metallicum), and the plant Gelsemium contain nanoparticles of the original materials.
For example, the nectar alkaloid, gelsamine, produced by Carolina yellow jasmine, Gelsemium sempervirens L., is known to have sublethal effects on some bees.
A toxic plant Gelsemium elegans has been used as traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of neuralgia, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, and acute pain.
The person who may benefit from Gelsemium will often report blindness, dim vision or diplopia, or sensitivity to noise before the headache arises, and, as it does, it often travels from the left side of the neck to the left eye.
Some common medicines made from plant kingdom are Allium cepa, Pulsatilla, Bryonia, Belladonna, Gelsemium, Rhus toxicodendron, Aconite, etc.
Mr Perepilichnyy's death was put down to natural causes but traces of a chemical found in the poisonous plant Gelsemium elegans were later found in his stomach.
The businessman's death was originally attributed to natural causes, but traces of a chemical that can be found in the poisonous plant Gelsemium elegans were later found in his stomach.
There were 14,842 individuals in the small size class, 6246 in the medium size class, and 3293 in the large size class Species Small Medium Large Total Berchemia scandens <0.01 <0.01 0 <0.01 Carpinis caroliniana 0 0 0 0 Cartrema americana 0 0 0 0 Comus florida 0 0 0 0 Gelsemium sempervirens <0.01 0 0 <0.01 Ilex opaca var.