Definition of Madagascar jasmine
1. Noun. Twining woody vine of Madagascar having thick dark waxy evergreen leaves and clusters of large fragrant waxy white flowers along the stems; widely cultivated in warm regions.
Group relationships: Genus Stephanotis
Generic synonyms: Stephanotis
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Literary usage of Madagascar jasmine
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1. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"... and almost every considerable city of Europe now has its collection. STEPHANOTIS. Wax-flower, or Madagascar jasmine. See Wax Insect. See SCALE INSECTS. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... fragrant flowers, appearing in spring and summer, and known by its generic name, or occasionally, as wax-flower or Madagascar jasmine. ..."
3. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"Madagascar Chaplet Flower, Madagascar jasmine. From Stephanos,* crown, and oil«, eared; the ear-like proce-scs (>n the crown of the stamens. Nat. ..."
4. Botanical Guide Through the Phipps Conservatories in Pittsburg and Allegheny by Gustave Guttenberg (1894)
"... Clustered Wax Flower, Madagascar jasmine. Stephanos, a crown; out, otos, an ear, alluding to the auricles on the crown of the stamens ; floribunda, ..."