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night jasmine

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noun

Also called hursinghar, sad tree, tree of sadness. a jasminelike, Indian shrub or small tree, Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, of the verbena family, having fragrant, white and orange flowers that bloom at night.
Also called night jessamine. 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 jasmine

First recorded in 1865–70
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