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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: poisonous woody evergreen vine of southeastern United States having fragrant yellow funnel-shaped flowers [syn: yellow jasmine, yellow jessamine, Carolina jasmine, evening trumpet flower, Gelsemium sempervirens]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gelsemine Gel"se*mine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens), as a bitter white semicrystalline substance; -- called also gelsemia.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gelseminic Gel`se*min"ic, n. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the yellow jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens); as, gelseminic acid, a white crystalline substance resembling esculin.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gelsemium Gel*se"mium, n. [NL., fr. It. gelsomino jasmine.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of climbing plants. The yellow (false) jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a native of the Southern United States. It has showy and deliciously fragrant flowers. 2. (Med.) The root of the yellow jasmine, used in malarial fevers, etc.



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