yellow jessamine

noun

Definition of yellow jessamine

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

called also yellow jasmine

First Known Use of yellow jessamine

1707, in the meaning defined above

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“Yellow jessamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow%20jessamine. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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yellow jessamine

noun
yellow jes·​sa·​mine | \ -ˈjes-(ə-)mən How to pronounce yellow jessamine (audio) \

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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