- a female given name.
Also Jas·min, Jas·mi·na [jaz-muh-nuh, jas-] /ˈdʒæz mə nə, ˈdʒæs-/.
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Examples from the Web for jasmin
One of us – Jasmin – is a home care worker in the Cleveland area.
Jasmin helps her transfer in and out of her wheelchair, get dressed, and bathe.
The air was languorous with the scent of jasmin and orange-blossoms.Cabbages and Kings
Tonio whistled for Jasmin, but he was nowhere to be found, so they started without him.
Jasmin came frisking up to Tonio and jumped about him and licked his hand.
Tonio pointed her out to Jasmin and he sent her up the fig tree in a hurry.
He took his lasso down from the wall and went out again with Jasmin.
- 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
C16: from Old French jasmin, from Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian yāsmīn
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper