(in the Philippines) an Arabian jasmine.
Origin of sampaguita
< Philippine Spanish < Tagalog sampag(a) Arabian jasmine + Spanish -ita diminutive suffix
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However, I wouldn't expect the pirates to keep the Sampaguita in sight.
All detachments in the area have been alerted to watch for the Sampaguita.
The Sampaguita, he said, was a thirty-foot auxiliary sloop with white hull and red sails.