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Jasmine

[jaz-min, jas-]
noun
  1. a female given name.
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Also Jas·min, Jas·mi·na [jaz-muh-nuh, jas-] /ˈdʒæz mə nə, ˈdʒæs-/.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for jasmin

jasmine

noun
  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 teaSee also winter jasmine
  2. any of several other fragrant shrubs with fragrant flowers, such as the Cape jasmine, yellow jasmine, and frangipani (red jasmine)
  3. a light to moderate yellow colour
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Word Origin

C16: from Old French jasmin, from Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian yāsmīn
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Word Origin and History for jasmin

jasmine

n.

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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