\▐ jaz-mәn-\ n [Arabic yāsamīn, from Persian] An essential oil in perfumery, fragranced, and flavoring, dextrorototary. Origin: any of numerous often climbing scrubs (genus Jasminum) of the olive olvie family that usually have extremely fragrant flowers. (Langenheim JH (2003) Plant resins: Chemistry, evolution ecology and ethnobotany. Timber, Portland, OR; Bailey's industrial oil and fat products. Shahidi F, Bailey AE (eds). Wiley, 2005; Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary, 11th edn. Merriam-Webster, Springfield, MA, 2004).