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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
Jasmin
Jasmin
Jasmine
Jázmin
gelsominoGelsomina
Jasmine

jasmine

[ˈdʒæzmɪn] Njazmín m
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jasmine

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

[ˈdʒæzmɪn] ngelsomino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

jasmine

n. jazmín;
___ teaté de ___.
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References in classic literature ?
Huge pomegranate trees, with their glossy leaves and flame-colored flowers, dark-leaved Arabian jessamines, with their silvery stars, geraniums, luxuriant roses bending beneath their heavy abundance of flowers, golden jessamines, lemon-scented verbenum, all united their bloom and fragrance, while here and there a mystic old aloe, with its strange, massive leaves, sat looking like some old enchanter, sitting in weird grandeur among the more perishable bloom and fragrance around it.
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.
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.