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  • n. Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Gelsemium, many of which are poisonous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of twining shrubs of the order Loganiaceæ, with opposite entire evergreen leaves and fragrant yellow flowers.
  • n. [lowercase] The root of this plant, or the tincture prepared from it, used as a drug.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern Asia

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Examples

  • Get some gelsemium from the health food store, get on the pump, and you’re likely to go into labor pretty quickly.

    Getting Down To Business | Her Bad Mother

  • Get some gelsemium from the health food store, get on the pump, and you're likely to go into labor pretty quickly.

    Getting Down To Business

  • Carolin jessamine, gelsemium sempervirens, has many buds and this one opened on cue for the bloom day.

    Bloom Days January 2008 « Fairegarden

  • Homeopathic treatments: For colds with flulike symptoms and fevers, use gelsemium 30th potency.

    THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE

  • One of the most effective homeopathic remedies is gelsemium 6th, which conforms to the classic picture of most flu symptoms, including tiredness, weakness, heavy and sick feelings.

    THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE

  • * The Carolina -- not Virginia -- jessamine, gelsemium sempervirens (properly speaking not a jessamine at all) has yellow blossoms.

    The Count of Monte Cristo

  • In the past, various flu epidemics such as the Spanish flu and bird flu have been successfully treated and prevented by homeopathic remedies like gelsemium, bryonia, influenzinum, and oscillococcinum, said homoeopaths.

    Daily News & Analysis

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