Definition of Night jasmine
1. Noun. West Indian evergreen shrub having clusters of funnel-shaped yellow-white flowers that are fragrant by night.
Group relationships: Cestrum, Genus Cestrum
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Night jasmine
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1. Old Creole Days by George Washington Cable (1897)
"... noticed even then how handsome was his face and figure, and how the odor of the night jasmine was filling the air with an almost insupportable sweetness ..."
2. Southern Writers: Biographical and Critical Studies by William Malone Baskervill (1897)
"... the first low flute notes of the mockingbird's all-night song, the overpowering sweetness of the night jasmine, the old gate with the grass growing ..."
3. Haiti, Her History and Her Detractors by Jacques Nicolas Léger (1907)
"... gentle breeze passes caressingly on the land, carrying with it the faint fragrance of flowers such as the mirabilis and the night jasmine, which grow ..."