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night jasmine

noun

  1. Also called hursinghar, sad tree, a jasminelike, Indian shrub or small tree, Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, of the verbena family, having fragrant, white and orange flowers that bloom at night.
  2. Also called night jessamine. a West Indian shrub, Cestrum nocturnum, of the nightshade family, having fragrant, creamy-white flowers that bloom at night.


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Origin of night jasmine1

First recorded in 1865–70

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