sampaguita

[ sam-puh-gee-tuh ]
/ ˌsæm pəˈgi tə /
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noun

(in the Philippines) an Arabian jasmine.

Origin of sampaguita

< Philippine Spanish < Tagalog sampag(a) Arabian jasmine + Spanish -ita diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for sampaguita

  • However, I wouldn't expect the pirates to keep the Sampaguita in sight.

    The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin
  • All detachments in the area have been alerted to watch for the Sampaguita.

    The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin