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Definition of "jasmine" []

  • Any of several vines or shrubs of the genus Jasminum, native chiefly to Asia and having usually compound leaves and white or yellow flowers. Some of the fragrant species are used in making perfume. (noun)
  • The perfume obtained from these plants. (noun)
  • See Carolina jasmine. (noun)
  • Any of several plants or shrubs having fragrant flowers. (noun)
  • A light to brilliant yellow. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jasmine" in a sentence
  • "The term "jasmine gatherings" comes from the protests in Tunisia that ousted long-time President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in January in what supporters there called a "Jasmine Revolution.""
  • "The reference to the word jasmine is the name some have attached to widespread anti-government protests that have swept through Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and other countries in the Middle East."
  • "Meanwhile, any reference to Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution and even the word jasmine was censored in text messages and on search engines."