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Carolina jessamine

noun
1.
a vine, Gelsemium sempervirens, of the southern U.S. and Central America, of the logania family, having glossy, lance-shaped leaves and fragrant yellow flowers: the state flower of South Carolina.
Also, Carolina jasmine.
Also called yellow jasmine.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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