Jasmine



[jaz-min, jas-] /ˈdʒæz mɪn, ˈdʒæs-/

noun
1.
any of numerous shrubs or vines belonging to the genus Jasminum, of the olive family, having fragrant flowers and used in perfumery.
2.
any of several other plants having similar fragrant flowers, as the Carolina jessamine.
3.
a pale-yellow color.
[jaz-min, jas-] /ˈdʒæz mɪn, ˈdʒæs-/
noun
1.
a female given name.
/ˈdʒæsmɪn; ˈdʒæz-/
noun
1.
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.
any of several other fragrant shrubs with fragrant flowers, such as the Cape jasmine, yellow jasmine, and frangipani (red jasmine)
3.
a light to moderate yellow colour
n.

1570s, from French jasmin (Middle French jessemin), from Arabic yas(a)min, from Persian yasmin (cf. Greek iasme, iasmelaion, name of a Persian perfume). The plant first was grown in England 16c.

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