jas·​mine | \ ˈjaz-mən How to pronounce jasmine (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈje-​smən How to pronounce jessamine (audio) , 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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Speaking of Jasmine, according to Primark's blog, the collection's Making My Own Magic eau de parfum features notes of — what else? — jasmine. Marci Robin, Allure, "There’s Another Aladdin Makeup Collection on the Market — But There's a Catch," 23 May 2019 The bride wore her hair in a long braid with gold ribbon woven throughout, surrounded by fresh jasmine. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "The Bride Wore a Red Lehenga, then a Vivienne Westwood Gown at This Indian-English Wedding," 23 May 2019 Here, the space is enveloped by a small shade garden planted as a ring of hostas, ferns, daphne and a massive jasmine plant. Amy Pennington, The Seattle Times, "A couple’s Rainier Beach garden is a place of creativity, vision and function," 19 May 2019 The seafoam green body oil gives skin a dewy radiance and is lightly scented with jasmine sambac from India and French sea kelp. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "These Mermaid-Inspired Products Want to Be a Part of Your World," 11 June 2018 Another was benzyl acetate, which is part of the character of jasmine, and linalool, which is a fresh clean smell. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "Smell of Success: What It Takes to Be a Top Perfumer," 22 Feb. 2019 The first candle, Witches' Brew, has a top note of cinnamon, a mid note of jasmine, and base notes of patchouli and woody vanilla for a scent that's sweet, yet a little otherworldly. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Yankee Candle Is Releasing Two New Scary-Good Halloween Candles This Week," 21 Aug. 2018 Orto Botanico di Firenze or Giardino dei Semplici Via Pier Antonio Micheli, 3, 50121 Florence, IT The main note in Dr. Vranjes’s Firenze fragrance is a sweet white jasmine, dedicated to the city. Ahnna Lee, Vogue, "Tour the Romantic Florentine Gardens That Inspire Artisanal Perfume," 23 July 2018 And as the non-alcoholic cocktail movement grows, make sure to sample Oxalis’s menu of housemade sodas, sustainably made with kitchen extras like parsley and jasmine. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The New York City Restaurants to Know This Winter," 4 Feb. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of jasmine

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


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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