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
Origin and Etymology of mignonette
French mignonnette, from obsolete French, feminine of mignonnet dainty, from Medieval French, from mignon darling
First Known Use: 1785
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