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fennelflower

[fen-l-flou-er] /ˈfɛn lˌflaʊ ər/
noun
1.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Nigella, of the buttercup family, especially N. sativa, the seeds of which are used, especially in the East, as a condiment and medicine.
2.
the flower of this plant.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; fennel + flower
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British Dictionary definitions for fennel-flower

fennelflower

/ˈfɛnəlˌflaʊə/
noun
1.
any of various Mediterranean ranunculaceous plants of the genus Nigella, having finely divided leaves and white, blue, or yellow flowers See also love-in-a-mist
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