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noun jas·mine \ˈjaz-mən\

: a plant that has flowers with a very pleasant and sweet smell

Full Definition of JASMINE

a :  any of numerous often climbing shrubs (genus Jasminum) of the olive family that usually have extremely fragrant flowers; especially :  a tall-climbing semievergreen Asian shrub (J. officinale) with fragrant white flowers from which oil is extracted for use in perfumes
b :  any of numerous plants having sweet-scented flowers; especially :  yellow jessamine
:  a light yellow

Variants of JASMINE

jas·mine also jes·sa·mine \ˈjes-mən, ˈje-sə-\

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Origin of JASMINE

Middle French jasmin, from Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian
First Known Use: 1562

Rhymes with JASMINE

JASMINE Defined for Kids


noun jas·mine \ˈjaz-mən\

Definition of JASMINE for Kids

:  a usually climbing plant of warm regions with fragrant flowers
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