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1. Any of several Mediterranean plants of the genus Reseda, especially R. odorata, widely cultivated for its dense racemes of small fragrant greenish flowers.
2. A sauce of vinegar, pepper, and minced shallots, usually served with oysters.
[French, from feminine of mignonnet, dainty, pretty, from Old French, diminutive of mignon, lover, dainty.]
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1. (Plants) any of various mainly Mediterranean plants of the resedaceous genus Reseda, such as R. odorata (garden mignonette), that have spikes of small greenish-white flowers with prominent anthers
2. (Textiles) a type of fine pillow lace
a. of a greyish-green colour; reseda
b. (as modifier): mignonette ribbons.
[C18: from French, diminutive of mignon]
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any plant belonging to the genus Reseda, of the family Resedaceae, esp. R. odorata, having clusters of small, fragrant, greenish white flowers with prominent orange anthers.
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|Noun||1.||mignonette - Mediterranean woody annual widely cultivated for its dense terminal spikelike clusters greenish or yellowish white flowers having an intense spicy fragrance|
genus Reseda - Old World genus of herbs having racemose flowers: mignonette; dyer's rocket
reseda - any plant of the genus Reseda
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mignonette[ˌmɪnjəˈnet] N → reseda f
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