Definition of gelsemium in English:

gelsemium

noun

  • 1[mass noun] A preparation of the rhizome of yellow jasmine, used in homeopathy to treat flu-like symptoms.

    • ‘For obstetrics gelsemium is extremely important.’
  • 2A plant of a genus that includes the yellow jasmine.

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Italian gelsomino jasmine.

Pronunciation:

gelsemium

/dʒɛlˈsiːmɪəm/