gelsemium sempervirens


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gelsemine \Gel"se*mine\, n. (Chem.)
   An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine ({Gelsemium
   sempervirens}), as a bitter white semicrystalline substance;
   -- called also gelsemia.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gelseminic \Gel`se*min"ic\, n. (Chem.)
   Pertaining to, or derived from, the yellow jasmine
   (Gelsemium sempervirens); as, gelseminic acid, a white
   crystalline substance resembling esculin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gelsemium \Gel*se"mium\, n. [NL., fr. It. gelsomino jasmine.]
   1. (Bot.) A genus of climbing plants. The yellow (false)
      jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a native of the
      Southern United States. It has showy and deliciously
      fragrant flowers.
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   2. (Med.) The root of the yellow jasmine, used in malarial
      fevers, etc.
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