Definition of gelsemium in US English:

gelsemium

noun

  • 1A preparation of the rhizome of yellow jasmine, used in homeopathy to treat flulike symptoms.

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

    Genus Gelsemium, family Loganiaceae

Origin

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

Pronunciation

gelsemium

/jelˈsēmēəm/