jessamine
Jasmine Jas"mine, n. [F. jasmin, Sp. jazmin, Ar. y[=a]sm[=i]n, Pers. y[=a]sm[=i]n; cf. It. gesmino, gelsomino. Cf. {Jessamine}.] (Bot.) A shrubby plant of the genus {Jasminum}, bearing flowers of a peculiarly fragrant odor. The {Jasminum officinale}, common in the south of Europe, bears white flowers. The Arabian jasmine is {Jasminum Sambac}, and, with {Jasminum angustifolia}, comes from the East Indies. The yellow false jasmine in the {Gelseminum sempervirens} (see {Gelsemium}). Several other plants are called jasmine in the West Indies, as species of {Calotropis} and {Faramea}. [Written also {jessamine}.] [1913 Webster]

{Cape jasmine}, or {Cape jessamine}, the {Gardenia florida}, a shrub with fragrant white flowers, a native of China, and hardy in the Southern United States. [1913 Webster]


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