Carolina jessamine

or Carolina jasmine

  1. a vine, Gelsemium sempervirens, of the southern U.S. and Central America, of the logania family, having glossy, lance-shaped leaves and fragrant yellow flowers: the state flower of South Carolina.

Origin of Carolina jessamine

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Words Nearby Carolina jessamine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023