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