A flowering jasmine bush.
jasmine definition by Webster's New World
- any of a genus (Jasminum) of tropical and subtropical plants of the olive family, with fragrant flowers of yellow, red, or white, used in perfumes or for scenting tea
- any of several other similar plants with fragrant flowers, as yellow jasmine
- pale yellow
Origin: French jasmin ; from Arabic yās(a)mīn ; from Persian yāsamīn
jasmine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- See Carolina jasmine.
- Any of several plants or shrubs having fragrant flowers.
- A light to brilliant yellow.
Origin: French jasmin, from Old French jassemin, from Arabic yasmīn, from Persian yasmīn, yāsman, from Middle Persian yāsman.