Jásmine. n.s. [jasmin, French. It is often pronounced jessamine.]
It hath a funnel-shaped flower, consisting of one leaf, which is cut into several segments at the brim, out of whose cup arises the pointal, which afterward becomes the fruit or pod, which, for the most part, grows double and open lengthwise, discovering the seeds, which are oblong, and have a border round them: these are ranged over each other like slates on a house, and are fastened to the placenta. Miller.
Thou, like the harmless bee, may'st freely range;
From jasmine grove to grove may'st wander. Thomson.