- any of numerous shrubs or vines belonging to the genus Jasminum, of the olive family, having fragrant flowers and used in perfumery.
- any of several other plants having similar fragrant flowers, as the Carolina jessamine.
- a pale-yellow color.
Origin of jasmine
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for jasmine
All the flowers which he saw were Hindu: the champa, keora, and jasmine.India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
March 22, 2014
It smells like…” she begins, with Giamatti interrupting: “Jasmine.‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Is This Oscar Season’s Breath of Fresh Air
December 12, 2013
The heartwarming scent of the stew drifted on a soft breeze of jasmine.Two Chickens, an Old Guitar, and a Group of Strangers: A Life-Changing Feast in Brazil
November 29, 2013
Those with abs flaunted them as Aladdin and Jasmine from the Disney film released that year.The Most Popular Halloween Costumes Through the Years: 1985-2013
October 31, 2013
This is a topic that 19-year-old Jasmine Villegas, a singer and a survivor of an abusive relationship, already knows about.Mother of Slain UVA Student Fights Domestic Violence
February 21, 2013
He did both, and the Jasmine lady might have found him dull.
The Jasmine lady must have been practising on his poor little heart.
The aunt warned me; that Conway woman warned me; the Jasmine Lady warned me.
And what if the salvia, as by a miracle, blossoms on the jasmine?The Book of Khalid
A breeze came through the open window, and with it the scent of jasmine.The Long Roll
- 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 teaSee 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 and History for jasmine
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.