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nigella

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noun ni·gel·la \nī-ˈje-lə\

Definition of nigella

  1. :  any of a genus (Nigella) of erect annual herbs of the buttercup family having dissected threadlike leaves and usually blue or white flowers; especially :  love-in-a-mist



Origin and Etymology of nigella

New Latin, from Late Latin, a black-seeded plant, from feminine of Latin nigellus


First Known Use: 14th century


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