[ jaz-min, jas- ]
/ ˈdʒæz mɪn, ˈdʒæs- /


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.
Also jessamine.

Origin of jasmine

1555–65; <Middle French jasmin, variant of jassemin<Arabic yās(a)mīn<Persian yāsman, yāsmin


jasmined, adjectivejas·mine·like, adjective

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Definition for jasmine (2 of 2)

[ jaz-min, jas- ]
/ ˈdʒæz mɪn, ˈdʒæs- /


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

/ (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 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 for jasmine

C16: from Old French jasmin, from Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian yāsmīn
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