1 (Also called)
jessamine any oleaceous shrub or climbing plant of the tropical and subtropical genus Jasminum, esp. J. officinalis: widely cultivated for their white, yellow, or red fragrant flowers, which are used in making perfume and in flavouring tea
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2 any of several other shrubs with fragrant flowers, such as the Cape jasmine, yellow jasmine, and frangipani (red jasmine)
3 a light to moderate yellow colour (C16: from Old French jasmin, from Arabic yasamin, from Persian yasmin)
n a widely cultivated gardenia shrub, Gardenia jasminoides
n a jasmine shrub, Jasminum nudiflorum, widely cultivated for its winter-blooming yellow flowers
n a climbing shrub, Gelsemium sempervirens, of the southeastern U.S., having fragrant funnel-shaped yellow flowers: family Loganiaceae
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