Definition of gelsemium in English:

gelsemium

Syllabification: gel·se·mi·um
Pronunciation: /jelˈsēmēəm
 
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noun

1A preparation of the rhizome of yellow jasmine, used in homeopathy to treat flulike 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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