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 perfumesb : any of numerous plants having sweet-scented flowers; especially : yellow jessamine
2 : a light yellow
Recent Examples of jasmine from the Web
One of the heroes of the range was a jasmine oil for the face and body.
Try LUSH’s Foot Soak and Fancy Free with jasmine and lavender for the ultimate chill.
The acid, which gives jasmine flowers their fragrance, is produced by plants as part of its defense against insects and fungus.
Or, pile the slices onto warm jasmine rice or over rice noodles for a perfect warm weather salad.
A few of the ingredients in John's Way are caraway, jasmine, sweet smelling ligustrum and a tea made from Spanish moss.
Flowers are fragrant, with a fragrant aroma similar to jasmine.
This honeycomb-jasmine mix is equal parts sweet and sophisticated — like the hot toddy’s cooler sis.
Buttery halibut received a paella-like treatment with an accompanying pile of saffron jasmine rice, clams and scallops along with a chorizo vinaigrette.
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Origin and Etymology of jasmine
Middle French jasmin, from Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian
First Known Use: 1562See Words from the same year
JASMINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jasmine for English Language Learners
: a plant that has flowers with a very pleasant and sweet smell
JASMINE Defined for Kids
Definition of jasmine for Students
: a usually climbing plant of warm regions with fragrant flowers
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