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reseda

[ri-see-duh] /rɪˈsi də/
noun
1.
a grayish green.
adjective
2.
grayish green, like the flowers of the mignonette.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55 as name of plant genus including mignonette; 1870-75 for current senses; < New Latin: genus name, Latin resēda (according to Pliny, literally, heal! (imperative of resēdāre to heal, assuage), referring to the plant's use in treating tumors)
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reseda

/ˈrɛsɪdə/
noun
1.
any plant of the European genus Reseda, including mignonette and dyer's rocket, which has small spikes of grey-green flowers
adjective
2.
of a greyish-green colour; mignonette
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Latin: heal! from resēdāre to assuage, from re- + sēdāre to soothe; see sedate²
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