love-in-a-mist

noun
\ˈləv-ə-nə-ˌmist \

Definition of love-in-a-mist 

: an Old World annual herb (Nigella damascena) of the buttercup family having usually blue or white flowers enveloped in numerous finely dissected bracts

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1787, in the meaning defined above

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