Meaning of gelsemium

gel•se•mi•um

Pronunciation: ( jel-sē'mē-um), [key]
— pl. -mi•ums, -mi•a
  1. the dried rhizome and roots of yellow jasmine, formerly used as a sedative in the form of a powder, tincture, or fluid extract.
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