- a plant, Nigella damascena, of the buttercup family, having feathery dissected leaves and whitish or blue flowers.
Origin of love-in-a-mist
First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for love-in-a-mist
It was a faded blossom of love-in-a-mist—the flower she herself had given to Feathers the last time they drove this way.A Bachelor Husband
Ruby M. Ayres
This is one of the most beautiful annuals there is, and its charming English name is Love-in-a-mist.
Perhaps you will like some of your Love-in-a-mist to form its handsome seed-pods and sow itself for next year.
- an erect S European ranunculaceous plant, Nigella damascena, cultivated as a garden plant, having finely cut leaves and white or pale blue flowersSee also fennelflower
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