• Jasminum Officinale, L
    Jasminum Officinale, L
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jasminum shrubs and woody climbers mostly of tropical and temperate Old World: jasmine; jessamine
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jasminum A genus of the natural order Oleaceæ, containing some 90 species of shrubby, often climbing, plants, indigenous in the warmer parts of the old world, especially in Asia, many of them cultivated. The corolla of the flowers has a cylindrical tube (which includes the two stamens), and a spreading limb, with usually four or five divisions. The leaves are pinnately compound, or reduced to a single leafiet. The white or yellow flowers are axillary or terminal. Well-known species are: J. officinale, the common white jasmine, thoroughly naturalized in southern Europe; J. grandiflorum, from India, variously called Malabar or Catalonian or Spanish jasmine; and J. Sambac, the Arabian jasmine. The ordinary jasmine-oil is furnished mainly by the first two, which are extensively cultivated for the purpose in southern Europe; but the last yields a similar perfume. Many other species are prized for their elegance and fragrance.
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In literature:

The fragrant JASMINUM MITCHELLII occurred, with narrower leaves than usual, at the foot of the forest trees.
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia" by Thomas Mitchell
European Botanists seem to have confounded this flower with the Monika, which they also call the Jasminum Zambac.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
Arundo, Buddlaea neemdoides, Jasminum of Benka, Composita, involucri squamis ciliatis.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Jasminum Brasilanum luteum, mali limoniae folio nervoso, petalis crassis.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
JASMINUM vulgatius flore albo.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. I" by William Curtis
Jasminum officinale, L. 13.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent

In news:

Jasmine Place one of these varieties on your nightstand and experience a deeper REM cycle: Jasminum polyanthum (a vinelike plant with tiny flowers.