jessamy

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The jasmine.
  • n. A dandy: so called, it is said, because it was a habit of fops to wear a sprig of jasmine in their buttonhole.
  • adj. Like jasmine in color or perfume.

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Note

This word is a corruption of 'jessamine,' which is a variant of 'jasmine.' The word 'jasmine' is Persian in origin.

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