Definitions for jasmineˈdʒæz mɪn, ˈdʒæs-
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jas•mineˈdʒæz mɪn, ˈdʒæs-(n.)
any of numerous shrubs or vines belonging to the genus Jasminum, of the olive family, having fragrant flowers used in perfumes and teas.
any of several other plants.
a pale yellow color.
Origin of jasmine:
1555–65; < MF jasmin, var. of jassemin < Ar yās(a)mīn < Pers yāsman, yāsmin
any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asia
Any of several plants, of the genus Jasminum, mostly native to Asia, having fragrant white or yellow flowers.
The perfume obtained from these plants.
Any of several unrelated plants having a similar perfume.
Origin: jasmin, from يسمين, from یاسمن.
a shrubby plant of the genus Jasminum, bearing flowers of a peculiarly fragrant odor. The J. officinale, common in the south of Europe, bears white flowers. The Arabian jasmine is J. Sambac, and, with J. 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