wild fennel

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noun

any of several annual herbs of the genus Nigella, having dissected leaves and showy blue or white flowers.

Nearby words

  1. wild carrot,
  2. wild celery,
  3. wild cherry,
  4. wild date,
  5. wild dog,
  6. wild fig,
  7. wild flower,
  8. wild geese,
  9. wild geranium,
  10. wild ginger

Also called ni·gel·la [nahy-jel-uh] /naɪˈdʒɛl ə/.

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British Dictionary definitions for nigella

nigella

/ (naɪˈdʒɛlə) /

noun

any plant of the ranunculaceous genus Nigella, from the Mediterranean and W Asia, esp N. damascenaSee love-in-a-mist

Word Origin for nigella

New Latin, diminutive of Latin niger black, from the colour of the seeds

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