love-in-a-mist

noun
\ ˈləv-ə-nə-ˌmist How to pronounce love-in-a-mist (audio) \

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

First Known Use of love-in-a-mist

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“Love-in-a-mist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/love-in-a-mist. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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