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[jes-uh-min] /ˈdʒɛs ə mɪn/


or Jessamine

[jes-uh-min] /ˈdʒɛs ə mɪn/
a female given name, form of Jasmine. Unabridged
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  • She has not seen his face, she does not know his name; she sees him in visions induced by the perfume of jessamine or of pinks.

  • I used to tell you it was the jessamine; the jessamine is a simpleton, I tell you.

    Rita Laura E. Richards
  • The scent of the jessamine became suddenly so intense that I drew the coverlet over my face in the effort to shut it out.

  • There was a trellis over the door and jessamine swinging from it.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • There is a proverbial saying there, that she who is worthy of being decorated with jessamine is rich enough for any husband.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson
  • A white frock and a little sentiment,—a sprig of jessamine and a bit of poetry!

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • Beautiful Dog had brought to light that which jessamine had died alone in the dark rather than reveal.

    A Woman Named Smith Marie Conway Oemler
  • A thousand odors from orange and jessamine floated caressingly about him.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • The Squire had come in through the open glass doors, round which the jessamine was blooming.

  • Everywhere the odour of garlic and oil is mingled with that of oranges and jessamine.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
British Dictionary definitions for jessamine


another name for jasmine (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for jessamine

Middle English, from Middle French jassemin, variant of jasmine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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