Definition of Sweet reseda

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: Mignonette, Reseda Odorata
Group relationships: Genus Reseda
Generic synonyms: Reseda

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Reseda

sweet oil
sweet oils
sweet orange
sweet orange tree
sweet oranges
sweet pea
sweet peas
sweet pepper
sweet pepper plant
sweet pepperbush
sweet peppers
sweet pickle
sweet potato
sweet potato vine
sweet potatoes
sweet reseda (current term)
sweet rocket
sweet roll
sweet sand verbena
sweet scabious
sweet science
sweet seventeen
sweet shop
sweet shrub
sweet sixteens
sweet sorghum
sweet spots
sweet sultan
sweet talk

Literary usage of Sweet reseda

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Saturday Magazine by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain)., Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). Committee of General Literature and Education (1833)
"The sweet reseda, or Mignonette, is now said to grow naturally in some parts of Barbary, as well as in Egypt. Monsieur Desfontaines observed it growing in ..."

2. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1853)
"The author of the Task soon afterwards celebrates it as a favorite plant in We find that this sweet Reseda has crept into the armorial bearings of an ..."

3. Sargent's School Monthly, for Home and School Use by Epes Sargent (1859)
"It is frequently observed that the seeds of the sweet reseda which scatter themselves in the autumn produce finer plants than those that are sown in the ..."

4. The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists Magazine by Joseph Harrison (1850)
"The sweet reseda or Mignonette is now said to grow naturally in some parts of ... Although it is so short a time since the sweet reseda has been known in ..."

5. The Genesee Farmer. (1859)
"The Mignonette, or sweet reseda, was once suppose/I capable of ... added a branch of the sweet reseda to the ancient arms of his family, with the motto of ..."

6. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction by Reuben Percy, John Timbs (1824)
"Although it is so short a time since the sweet reseda has been known in Europe, cousin shone with so much splendour, which gave her frequent opportunities ..."

7. The Horticultural review and botanical magazine (1853)
"... and as well to commemorate the event which brought about his happiness and delivered him from a coquette, he added a branch of 34 the sweet Reseda to ..."

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