mignonette

[min-yuh-net]
noun
1.
a plant, Reseda odorata, common in gardens, having racemes of small, fragrant, greenish-white flowers with prominent orange anthers.
2.
a grayish green resembling the color of a reseda plant.

Origin:
1690–1700; < French; see mignon, -ette

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mignonette (ˌmɪnjəˈnɛt)
 
n
1.  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.  a type of fine pillow lace
 
adj
3.  a.  of a greyish-green colour; reseda
 b.  (as modifier): mignonette ribbons
 
[C18: from French, diminutive of mignon]

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They are shucked to order, and served with a unique and delicious frozen mignonette sauce.
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