yellow jessamine


Definition of yellow jessamine

: a twining North American evergreen shrub (Gelsemium sempervirens of the family Loganiaceae) with fragrant yellow flowers

called also yellow jasmine

Examples of yellow jessamine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a drive-by flower show, Texas Highways suggests trying your luck along the sides of FM 227, and then making your way to State Highway 21 for redbuds and yellow jessamine. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of yellow jessamine

1707, in the meaning defined above

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yellow jessamine

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Medical Definition of yellow jessamine

: a twining evergreen shrub of the genus Gelsemium (G. sempervirens) with fragrant yellow flowers and a root formerly used in medicine

called also yellow jasmine

— see gelsemium sense 2


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