love-in-a-mist


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love-in-a-mist

(lŭv′ĭn-ə-mĭst′)
n.
An annual plant (Nigella damascena) of the buttercup family native to Eurasia and North Africa, having finely dissected leaves and blue or whitish flowers surrounded by numerous threadlike bracts.
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love-in-a-mist

n
(Plants) an erect S European ranunculaceous plant, Nigella damascena, cultivated as a garden plant, having finely cut leaves and white or pale blue flowers. See also fennelflower
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love′-in-a-mist′



n.
a plant, Nigella damascena, of the buttercup family, having feathery dissected leaves and whitish or blue flowers.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.love-in-a-mist - tropical American passion flower with finely dissected bractslove-in-a-mist - tropical American passion flower with finely dissected bracts; stems malodorous when crushed
passionflower, passionflower vine - any of various chiefly tropical American vines some bearing edible fruit
2.love-in-a-mist - chickweed with hairy silver-grey leaves and rather large white flowers
clammy chickweed, mouse eared chickweed, mouse-ear chickweed, mouse ear, chickweed - any of various plants related to the common chickweed
3.love-in-a-mist - European garden plant having finely cut leaves and white or pale blue flowers
nigella - any plant of the genus Nigella
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