mignonette

noun mi·gnon·ette \ ˌmin-yə-ˈnet \

Definition of mignonette

1 : any of a genus (Reseda of the family Resedaceae, the mignonette family) of herbs; especially : a garden annual (R. odorata) bearing racemes of fragrant whitish flowers
2 : a sauce made typically with vinegar, pepper, and herbs and served especially with oysters

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Origin and Etymology of mignonette

French mignonnette, from obsolete French, feminine of mignonnet dainty, from Middle French, from mignon darling


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