Definition of gelsemium in English:

gelsemium

Line breaks: gel¦se|mium
Pronunciation: /dʒɛlˈsiːmɪəm
 
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noun

1 [mass noun] A preparation of the rhizome of yellow jasmine, used in homeopathy to treat flu-like symptoms.
More example sentences
  • For obstetrics gelsemium is extremely important.
2A plant of a genus that includes the yellow jasmine.
  • Genus Gelsemium, family Loganiaceae

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin, from Italian gelsomino 'jasmine'.

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