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
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Most of the oils utilize a black seed (nigella sativa) oil base and are infused with spices.
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Origin and Etymology of nigella
New Latin, from Late Latin, a black-seeded plant, from feminine of Latin nigellus
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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