Definition of Cape jasmine in English:

Cape jasmine

Syllabification: Cape jas·mine
(also Cape jessamine)

noun

  • A fragrant Chinese gardenia, some kinds of which have flowers that are used to perfume tea.
    • Genus Gardenia, family Rubiaceae: several species, in particular G. jasminoides
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    • The Cape jasmine is a tropical plant grown for its heavily-scented, ivory-white flowers (usually produced in late summer and autumn, and its dark, glossy, evergreen foliage.
    • The young women wear fragrant Cape jessamine & pink tea roses in their hair or pinned at the bodice.
    • The oleander, the Cape jessamine and the crepe-myrtle, puny shrubs and hot-house plants at the North, here are trees, that grow to the height of twenty feet.

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