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fennelflower

[ fen-l-flou-er ]
/ ˈfɛn lˌflaʊ ər /
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noun

any of various plants belonging to the genus Nigella, of the buttercup family, especially N. sativa, the seeds of which are used, especially in the East, as a condiment and medicine.
the flower of this plant.

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Origin of fennelflower

First recorded in 1855–60; fennel + flower

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British Dictionary definitions for fennelflower

fennelflower
/ (ˈfɛnəlˌflaʊə) /

noun

any of various Mediterranean ranunculaceous plants of the genus Nigella, having finely divided leaves and white, blue, or yellow flowersSee also love-in-a-mist
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