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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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(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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a plant, Nigella damascena, of the buttercup family, having feathery dissected leaves and whitish or blue flowers.
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|Noun||1.||love-in-a-mist - tropical American passion flower with finely dissected bracts; stems malodorous when crushed|
|2.||love-in-a-mist - chickweed with hairy silver-grey leaves and rather large white flowers|
|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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