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wild fennel

noun
1.
any of several annual herbs of the genus Nigella, having dissected leaves and showy blue or white flowers.
Also called nigella [nahy-jel-uh] /naɪˈdʒɛl ə/ (Show IPA).
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nigella

/naɪˈdʒɛlə/
noun
1.
any plant of the ranunculaceous genus Nigella, from the Mediterranean and W Asia, esp N. damascena See love-in-a-mist
Word Origin
New Latin, diminutive of Latin niger black, from the colour of the seeds
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