Cape jasmine

noun
variants: or Cape jessamine

Definition of Cape jasmine

: an evergreen shrub (Gardenia augusta synonym G. jasminoides) of eastern Asia that is widely cultivated for its fragrant white flowers

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History and Etymology for Cape jasmine

from Cape of Good Hope; from its having been found in South Africa

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“Cape jasmine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20jasmine. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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