jasmine

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noun jas·mine \ˈjaz-mən\
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play \ˈje-smən, ˈje-sə-mən\

Definition of jasmine

  1. 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 perfumesb :  any of numerous plants having sweet-scented flowers; especially :  yellow jessamine

  2. 2 :  a light yellow

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Origin and Etymology of jasmine

Middle French jasmin, from Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian


JASMINE Defined for English Language Learners

jasmine

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Definition of jasmine for English Language Learners

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


JASMINE Defined for Kids

jasmine

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noun jas·mine \ˈjaz-mən\

Definition of jasmine for Students

  1. :  a usually climbing plant of warm regions with fragrant flowers



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