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1. Any of various annual herbs of the genus Nigella of the buttercup family, native to Eurasia and North Africa, having finely dissected leaves, showy white, blue, or yellow solitary flowers, and an aggregate fruit composed of several follicles, including love-in-a-mist.

[Middle English, from Late Latin, black cumin, from feminine of Latin nigellus, blackish, diminutive of niger, black; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.]


(Plants) any plant of the ranunculaceous genus Nigella, from the Mediterranean and W Asia, esp N. damascena. See love-in-a-mist
[New Latin, diminutive of Latin niger black, from the colour of the seeds]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nigella - any plant of the genus Nigellanigella - any plant of the genus Nigella  
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Nigella - erect annual Eurasian herbs
Nigella damascena, love-in-a-mist - European garden plant having finely cut leaves and white or pale blue flowers
fennel flower, Nigella hispanica - nigella of Spain and southern France
black caraway, Nigella sativa, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander - herb of the Mediterranean region having pungent seeds used like those of caraway
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