nigella


ni·gel·la

noun \nī-ˈje-lə\

Definition of NIGELLA

:  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 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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