gelsemia
Gelsemine Gel"se*mine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine ({Gelsemium sempervirens}), as a bitter white semicrystalline substance; -- called also {gelsemia}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gelsemine — Gel se*mine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine ({Gelsemium sempervirens}), as a bitter white semicrystalline substance; called also {gelsemia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gelsemium sempervirens — Gelsemine Gel se*mine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine ({Gelsemium sempervirens}), as a bitter white semicrystalline substance; called also {gelsemia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gelsemium — /jel see mee euhm/, n., pl. gelsemiums, gelsemia / mee euh/. the dried rhizome and roots of yellow jasmine, formerly used as a sedative in the form of a powder, tincture, or fluid extract. [1870 75; < NL < It gelsom(ino) jasmine + L ium IUM] * *… …   Universalium

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