yellow jessamine

noun

: 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 Another possible choice is the Carolina yellow jessamine that grows in full sun to light shade and flowers during late winter. Tom MacCubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2023 The yellow jessamine is South Carolina's state flower. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1707, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yellow jessamine was in 1707

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“Yellow jessamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow%20jessamine. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

yellow jessamine

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