- a grayish green.
- grayish green, like the flowers of the mignonette.
Origin of reseda
1745–55 as name of plant genus including mignonette; 1870–75 for current senses; < New Latin: genus name, Latin resēda (according to Pliny, literally, heal! (imperative of resēdāre to heal, assuage), referring to the plant's use in treating tumors)
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Examples from the Web for reseda
Weld, Reseda luteola, is an annual plant growing in waste places.Vegetable Dyes
Ethel M. Mairet
The reseda, or mignonette, is planted from seed, as here in England.
Eva threatens me with her parasol, and laughs, hiding her rosy face in a bouquet of reseda.Hania
Bess looked beautifully charming in her well-fitted jacket and divided skirt of reseda green.The Brand
Weld is the dried plant Reseda luteola, a species of wild mignonette, formerly largely cultivated in Europe.
- any plant of the European genus Reseda, including mignonette and dyer's rocket, which has small spikes of grey-green flowers
- of a greyish-green colour; mignonette
C18: from New Latin, from Latin: heal! from resēdāre to assuage, from re- + sēdāre to soothe; see sedate ²
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