jasmin

Jasmine

[jaz-min, jas-]
noun
a female given name.
Also, Jasmin, Jasmina [jaz-muh-nuh, jas-] .
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jasmine (ˈdʒæsmɪn, ˈdʒæz-)
 
n
1.  See also winter jasmine Also called: jessamine any oleaceous shrub or climbing plant of the tropical and subtropical genus Jasminum, esp J. officinalis: widely cultivated for their white, yellow, or red fragrant flowers, which are used in making perfume and in flavouring tea
2.  any of several other fragrant shrubs with fragrant flowers, such as the Cape jasmine, yellow jasmine, and frangipani (red jasmine)
3.  a light to moderate yellow colour
 
[C16: from Old French jasmin, from Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian yāsmīn]

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jasmine
1578, from Fr. jasmin, from M.Fr. jessemin, from Arabic yas(a)min, from Pers. yasmin (cf. Gk. iasme, iasmelaion, name of a Pers. perfume). The plant first was grown in Eng. 16c.
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