jas·​mine | \ ˈjaz-mən How to pronounce jasmine (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈje-​smən , ˈje-​sə-​mən \

Definition of jasmine

1a : 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
2 : a light yellow

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jasmine 1a

Examples of jasmine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notes of orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine, cedar and vanilla evoke memories of late night laughter. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, 11 May 2022 An undertone of floral hues like rose, sage, jasmine, and rosemary dilutes the intensity of the citrus into more subtle top notes to reveal a crisp herb scent. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 Do Son captures the scent of Diptyque co-founder Yves Coueslant’s childhood summers in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam: sea breeze, with floral scents of jasmine, tuberose and orange blossom. Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 This on-sale wreath features a mix of jasmine, lavender, daisies, and wildflowers that will instantly liven up any space. PEOPLE.com, 20 Mar. 2022 Three Allure editors recall their raw first impressions of the fragrance — bottled with notes of jasmine, orange blossom, and musk — starting with my own. Allure, 1 Apr. 2022 Slightly floral, lightly sweetened jasmine green tea tastes extra refreshing with the tart citrus. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Jan. 2022 Star jasmine is marginally hardy here in the Pacific Northwest. oregonlive, 9 Jan. 2022 Our Asian jasmine has been in its bed for 35 years and was more than a foot tall in places. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 7 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of jasmine

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for jasmine

Middle French jasmin, from Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian

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14 May 2022

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“Jasmine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jasmine. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for jasmine


jas·​mine | \ ˈjaz-mən How to pronounce jasmine (audio) \

Kids Definition of jasmine

: a usually climbing plant of warm regions with fragrant flowers

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