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.

2. Med.

The root of the yellow jasmine, used in malarial fevers, etc.


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