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(mɪnˈyɒn; Fr. miˈnyɔn)

also mi•gnon

(mɪnˈyɒn; Fr. miˈnyɔ̃)

small and delicately pretty.
[1550–60; < French, feminine of mignon. See minion]
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Mignonne duly obliged, becoming Robert's muse as he created 14 stunning paintings of her, immortalising her as the Goddess of Gin.
Although the two volumes contain works for voice and piano, there are several instances of additional performance combinations: "Avril," Remy Belleau's paean to nature's bountiful gifts is set as a duet; and "A Cassandre," perhaps Ronsard's best known ode ("Mignonne, allons voir si la rose") features a cello obbligato, as does another of the poet's most celebrated verses, "A sa maitresse," which contains a favorite sixteenth century poetic theme--carpe diem--an exhortation to seize and enjoy the moment since youth and love are fleeting.
Daffy's Strathmashie Distillery, in the grounds of Strathmashie House - husband and wife team Chris Molyneaux and Mignonne Khazaka split their time between here and Edinburgh - nestles in the heart of Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.
He starts a relationship with a film star called Tylyn Mignonne whose husband just happens to be connected to the Union.
"Pretty Polly" asking for her breakfast as usual, "Du pain au lait pour le perroquet Mignonne," the man of the woods probably thought the bird presuming upon his rights in the scale of nature; be it as it may, he certainly showed his supremacy in strength over the denizen of the air, for ...
Mignonne Gavigan silk chiffon scarf necklace with glass beading, $425; CoatTails, 111W.
and Mignonne (Bernier) Boulanger, he was predeceased by a grandson, Joshua M.
Among these are Danie Visser, Marilet Sienaert, Christina Pather, Lyn Holness, Dianne Bond, Gaelle Ramon, Mignonne Breier, Robert Morrell, Roshan Sonday, Thando Mgqolozana, Judith Rix, John W.