Etymology
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jasmine (n.)

1570s, from French jasmin (earlier jessemin), from Arabic yas(a)min, from Persian yasmin (compare Greek iasme, iasmelaion, name of a Persian perfume which was perhaps oil of jasmine). The plant first was grown in England 16c. The forms in other Germanic languages also are from French.

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jessamine (n.)

"jasmine," Middle English, from French jassemin (see jasmine). Also jessamy (1630s).

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