fennelflower

fennelflower

[fen-l-flou-er]
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:
1855–60; fennel + flower

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fennelflower (ˈfɛnəlˌflaʊə)
 
n
See also love-in-a-mist any of various Mediterranean ranunculaceous plants of the genus Nigella, having finely divided leaves and white, blue, or yellow flowers

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