Feb. 1st, 2017

mignonette

Feb. 1st, 2017 08:03 am
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mignonette (min-yuh-NET) - n., any of several Mediterranean plants of the genus Reseda, especially R. odorata, widely cultivated for its dense racemes of fragrant greenish-white flowers.


Also some other plants, a grayish-green resembling the color of its leaves, an oyster sauce of vinegar and shallots, and a type of fine pillow lace. From French, where its the feminine diminutive of mignon, dainty/darling.

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