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nigella

/ (naɪˈdʒɛlə) /
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noun
any plant of the ranunculaceous genus Nigella, from the Mediterranean and W Asia, esp N. damascenaSee love-in-a-mist
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Word Origin for nigella

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