Definition of night jasmine in English:

night jasmine

noun

  • 1Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (family Oleaceae), native to South-East Asia.

  • 2Cestrum nocturnum (family Solanaceae), native to the West Indies (also called lady of the night).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist.