jasmine

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A 19th-century watercolour of the wild jasmine (Jasminum laurifolium) from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, National Museum of Singapore
The winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)

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Etymology[edit]

French jasmin, from Arabic ياسمين (yāsamīn), from Persian یاسمین (yâsamin), یاسمن (yâsaman), from Middle Persian yʾsmn' (yāsaman).

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jasmine (plural jasmines)

  1. Any of several plants, of the genus Jasminum, mostly native to Asia, having fragrant white or yellow flowers.
  2. The perfume obtained from these plants.
  3. Any of several unrelated plants having a similar perfume.
  4. A yellow colour.
    jasmine colour:    

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