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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Jasmine.
  • n. the Gardenia florida, a shrub with fragrant white flowers, a native of China, and hardy in the Southern United States.

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  • n. evergreen shrub widely cultivated for its large fragrant waxlike white flowers and glossy leaves


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