Definition of chameli in English:

chameli

noun

  • Indian term for jasmine
    • ‘Fazal mentions flowers like bela, chameli, champa, and rajnigandha along with the roots like ginger.’
    • ‘On one side was the semul tree, the branches of the chameli adorned the verandah, the kachnar and mango trees in front, an all-season lemon tree and of course, the neem.’
    • ‘There is also the rather uncomfortable juxtaposition of Bengali and English terms, like a sentence that lists ‘jasmine, bel, chameli, kamini, gardenias’.’

Origin

From Hindi camelī.

Pronunciation

chameli

/tʃʌˈmeɪli/