jasmine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jasmine any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee trees produce highly aromatic, short-lived flowers producing a scent between jasmine and orange. These blossoms produce cranberry-sized coffee cherries. It takes four to five years to yield a commercial harvest.
    • n Jasmine (Bot) A shrubby plant of the genus Jasminum, bearing flowers of a peculiarly fragrant odor. The Jasminum officinale, common in the south of Europe, bears white flowers. The Arabian jasmine is Jasminum Sambac, and, with Jasminum angustifolia, comes from the East Indies. The yellow false jasmine in the Gelseminum sempervirenssee Gelsemium). Several other plants are called jasmine in the West Indies, as species of Calotropis and Faramea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jasmine A plant of the genus Jasminum.
    • n jasmine The red morning-glory, Quamoclit coccinea.
    • n jasmine In the West Indies, Faramea odoratissima, a shrub or small tree of the madder family, one of the plants called wild coffee; species of the genus Ixora (which see).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jasmine a genus of plants, many species of which have very fragrant flowers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. jasmin, Sp. jazmin, Ar. yāsmīn, Pers. yāsmīn,; cf. It. gesmino, gelsomino,. Cf. Jessamine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. jasmin—Ar.,—Pers. yāsmīn.

Usage

In literature:

This was now the long-expected Territory, and time for roses and jasmine to begin.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
His Chinese valet was brewing jasmin-tea when Peter opened and shut the bedroom door.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
But all the same he wanted to know exactly how that jasmine flower came there every day, and whose hand brought it.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
Tita took the little white hen on one arm, and her kitten on the other, and Tonio led the donkey, with Jasmin following behind.
"The Mexican Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
There were two sprigs of yellow jasmine in the saucer that covered the milk-jug.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Buy a jasmine for your soul!
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
It is called the yellow jasmine.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
The air was fragrant with honeysuckle and jasmine.
"Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1" by Various
That fluttered round the jasmine steins, Like winged flowers or flying gems.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
The jasmine wig over the porch had suffered a strenuous clipping; the door might have just come out of prison.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The myrtle and the white jasmine became her well.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
There must have been an early blossom of jasmine about, so sweet was the gloom.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
He was as verdant as the young jasmine leaves, as inexperienced and guileless as a child.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
He could smell the animal perfume of her body, like musk and jasmine.
"Quest of the Golden Ape" by Ivar Jorgensen
Here were roses and jasmines.
"Campmates" by Kirk Munroe
How about the jasmine?
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro
You will find a rose and a spray of jasmine in this letter.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
He loved the flowers of Crete, and the afternoon was fra- grant with the scent of jasmine and lemon blossoms.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
By the side of his pillow stands a huge bunch of rose and jasmine.
"The Silent Mill" by Hermann Sudermann
A sound of laughter and oaths behind the jasmine bush betokened the approach of some noisy revellers.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
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In poetry:

The bower where I would wed thee, love,
Should be where the jasmines blow;
Under the wing of the turtle dove,
Would we seal the nuptial vow.
"The Wish" by William Crafts
The sweetness of the Land of Flowers
Upon his lonely grave she laid
The jasmine dropped its golden showers,
The orange lent its bloom and shade.
""I Was A Stranger, And Ye Took Me In"" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Until one evening a wayworn Priest
Stopped for the night in the Temple shade
And shared the fare of their simple feast
Under the vines and the jasmin laid.
"Story" by Laurence Hope
Awhile I'll weave the roofs of jasmine bowers,
And urge with trivial cares the loitering year;
Awhile I'll prune my grove, protect my flowers,
Then, unlamented, press an early bier!
"Elegy XXV. To Delia, With Some Flowers" by William Shenstone
I envy these: the steps that you will tread,
The jasmin that will touch you by its leaves,
When, in your slender height, you stoop your head
At the low door beneath the palm-thatched eaves.
"There Is No Breeze To Cool The Heat Of Love" by Laurence Hope
Alas! alas! this wasted Night
With all its Jasmin-scented air,
Its thousand stars, serenely bright!
I lie alone, and long for you,
Long for your Champa-scented hair,
Your tranquil eyes of twilight hue;
"Protest:" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Jasmine is a two year old boxer mix.
Jasmine is great with children and other dogs.
NATIONWIDE – Born in Boston on March 10, 1962, Jasmine Guy is a Renaissance woman with dancer, actress, singer, director, and writer on her resume.
An Amber Alert has been issued for Jasmine Walker, from Kalispell.
Amber Alert For Jasmine Walker.
Jasmine Warren is a student in the International Baccalaureate program at Douglas County High School who aspires to attend Harvard University and become a trauma surgeon.
This month we decided to bring you a perfect 10 with Jasmine .
The family suggests memorials be to Jasmine 's funeral fund, in care of Ismael and Patricia Dominguez, 700 S Avenue K, Apt 511, Hereford, TX 79045.
Senior Jasmine Calhoun, junior Lina Lopes and freshman Lisa Studnicka led the team in kills with eight.
Lexington 's Jasmine Carter prepares to shoot a turn-around jump shot during a game last season.
Posted September 13, 2012 8:45 pm Filed under Q&A: The Basics on Insurance By Jasmine Rutledge.
AIKEN — Precious Elkins had a career-high 29 points with 12 rebounds and former Hephzibah star Jasmine Judge added 15 points to help fourth-seed Lander beat No.
Barbara Peck,10, swims in Lake Luxembourg in Core Creek Park in Middletown on Tuesday with dog Jasmine.
From left are Moriah Brothers, Skai Harris, Jasmine Harper, Raven Ragsdale, Joni Allen, teacher Doug James, Will Jones, Jasmine Turner, Jairon Bowen, Jodie King and Malik Baines.
Manifesto 's layers are that of a woody floriental, with notes of jasmine, white corollas, lily of the valley, blackcurrant, vanilla, tonka bean, cedar and sandalwood.
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In science:

To demonstrate this idea, we consider a collective energy foraging scenario for microrobots Jasmine .
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Based on the existing microrobotic platform Jasmine IIIp , a prototype of multi-robotic organism is developed. A few topological and functional issues of aggregation into an organism are shown .
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
This version of robots is based on the Jasmine III+ development, shown in Fig. 1(a).
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Development of a docking approach for autonomous recharging system for micro-robot ”Jasmine”.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Development of a Software Framework for Jasmine Robots using ZigBee Communication Protocol.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
The somewhat comparable accuracy Japanese mission Nano-Jasmine, remains under development, with launch foreseen in 2012.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
Guha, Ravi Kumar, Jasmine Novak and Andrew Tomkins.
Predicting the Future with Social Media
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