Jasmine definition

jĕsə-mĭn
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.
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Any of several other similar plants with fragrant flowers, as yellow jasmine.
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The perfume obtained from these plants.
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Any of several unrelated plants having a similar perfume.
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Any of several plants or shrubs having fragrant flowers.
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A light to brilliant yellow.
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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.
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Pale yellow.
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Any of several plants, of the genus Jasminum, mostly native to Asia, having fragrant white or yellow flowers.
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The perfume obtained from these plants.
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A female given name.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jasmine
Plural:
jasmines

Origin of jasmine

  • French jasmin from Old French jassemin from Arabic yasmīn from Persian yasmīn, yāsman from Middle Persian yāsman

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French jasmin, from Arabic ياسمين (yāsamīn), from Persian یاسمین (yâsamin), یاسمن (yâsaman), from Middle Persian yʾsmn' (yāsaman).

    From Wiktionary

  • From jasmine. One of the 19th century flower names, or borrowed from the corresponding Arabic and Persian given names.

    From Wiktionary