Definition of gelsemium in English:


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


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


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

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