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Jasmine, or jessamine, vine or shrub (genus Jasminum) with yellow or white star-shaped flowers, noted for their fine scent. It is found throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa and has become naturalized in the United States. In the south of France, acres of jasmine are grown and their flowers plucked for the oil, which is used in perfumes.

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