Definition of Mignonette

1. Noun. Mediterranean woody annual widely cultivated for its dense terminal spikelike clusters greenish or yellowish white flowers having an intense spicy fragrance.

Exact synonyms: Reseda Odorata, Sweet Reseda
Group relationships: Genus Reseda
Generic synonyms: Reseda



Definition of Mignonette

1. n. A plant (Reseda odorata) having greenish flowers with orange-colored stamens, and exhaling a delicious fragrance. In Africa it is a low shrub, but further north it is usually an annual herb.

Definition of Mignonette

1. Noun. A plant (Reseda odorata) having greenish flowers with orange-colored stamens, and exhaling a delicious fragrance. In Africa it is a low shrub, but further north it is usually an annual herb. ¹

2. Noun. A grey-green colour, like that of the plant. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a grey-green colour, like that of the plant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mignonette

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Medical Definition of Mignonette

1. A plant (Reseda odorata) having greenish flowers with orange-coloured stamens, and exhaling a delicious fragrance. In Africa it is a low shrub, but further north it is usually an annual herb. Mignonette pepper, coarse pepper. Origin: F. Mignonnette, dim. Of mignon darling. See Minion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mignonette

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mighty
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miglustat
migmatite
migmatites
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mignon
mignon lamp
mignonette (current term)
mignonette family
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mignons
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migraine headache
migraine without headache
migraines
migraineur
migraineurs
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migrainous neuralgia

Literary usage of Mignonette

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1. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Hence these groans. There is no fleeing in a robe de nuit. Behold the deeds that are done of Mrs. Jones! A PITCHER OF mignonette 1 A pitcher of mignonette ..."

2. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"A PITCHER OF mignonette lA pitcher of mignonette In a ... casement,— Queer sort of flower-pot—yet That pitcher of mignonette Is a garden in heaven set, ..."

3. An Introduction to Poetry by Jay Broadus Hubbell, John Owen Beaty (1922)
"A PITCHER OF mignonette A pitcher of mignonette In a ... casement: Queer sort of a flower-pot—yet That pitcher of mignonette Is a garden in heaven set, ..."

4. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1873)
"MARJORAM, pansies, mignonette, Oh, the days I dote on yet ! My love he went to Burdon Fair, And of all the gifts that he saw there, Was none could his great ..."

5. A Whimsey Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1906)
"A PITCHER OF mignonette (Triolet) A PITCHER of mignonette, ... casement: Queer sort of flower-pot—yet That pitcher of mignonette Is a garden in heaven set, ..."

6. Arbor Day, Its History, Observance, Spirit and Significance: Its History by Robert Haven Schauffler (1909)
"The flower-de-luce being one! O, these I lack, To make you garlands of; and my sweet friend, To strew him o'er and o'er! A PITCHER OF mignonette BY HENRY ..."

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