noun \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


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)—Valerie Finnis

Any of about 225–450 tropical and subtropical species of fragrant, flowering, woody, climbing shrubs that make up the genus Jasminum of the olive family, native to all continents except North America. The jasmine used in perfumery and aromatherapy comes from the fragrant white flowers of common, or poet's, jasmine (J. officinale), native to Iran. The dried flowers of Arabian jasmine (J. sambac) make jasmine tea. Many fragrant-flowered plants from other families are also commonly called jasmine.


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