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[jaz-min, jas-] /ˈdʒæz mɪn, ˈdʒæs-/
a female given name.
Also, Jasmin, Jasmina
[jaz-muh-nuh, jas-] /ˈdʒæz mə nə, ˈdʒæs-/ (Show IPA)
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  • The air was languorous with the scent of jasmin and orange-blossoms.

  • jasmin came frisking up to Tonio and jumped about him and licked his hand.

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  • He took his lasso down from the wall and went out again with jasmin.

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  • Tonio pointed her out to jasmin and he sent her up the fig tree in a hurry.

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  • Tonio whistled for jasmin, but he was nowhere to be found, so they started without him.

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  • jasmin whined and looked anxious, but just then came a flash of lightning.

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  • jasmin, who has been called the Burns of France, was the son of a street beggar.

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  • Yes, yes, said jasmin, we shall be very glad to see what we have made!

British Dictionary definitions for jasmin


/ˈdʒæsmɪn; ˈdʒæz-/
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 See also winter jasmine
any of several other fragrant shrubs with fragrant flowers, such as the Cape jasmine, yellow jasmine, and frangipani (red jasmine)
a light to moderate yellow colour
Word Origin
C16: from Old French jasmin, from Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian yāsmīn
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Word Origin and History for jasmin



1570s, from French jasmin (Middle French jessemin), from Arabic yas(a)min, from Persian yasmin (cf. Greek iasme, iasmelaion, name of a Persian perfume). The plant first was grown in England 16c.

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