mignonette
noun Etymology: French mignonnette, from obsolete French, feminine of mignonnet dainty, from Middle French, from mignon darling Date: 1785 1. any of a genus (Reseda of the family Resedaceae, the mignonette family) of herbs; especially a garden annual (R. odorata) bearing racemes of fragrant whitish flowers 2. a sauce made typically with vinegar, pepper, and herbs and served especially with oysters

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  • Mignonette — may refer to: Réséda (Mignonette day) in the French Republican Calendar Contents 1 Plants 2 People 3 In cooking 4 Other …   Wikipedia

  • Mignonette — Mi gnon*ette , n. [F. mignonnette, dim. of mignon darling. See 2d {Minion}.] (Bot.) A plant ({Reseda odorata}) having greenish flowers with orange colored stamens, and exhaling a delicious fragrance. In Africa it is a low shrub, but further north …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mignonette — f English: probably a direct use of the French nickname mignonette ‘little darling’, a feminine diminutive of mignon sweet, cute, dainty. Alternatively, it may belong to the class of names derived from vocabulary words denoting flowers (the word… …   First names dictionary

  • mignonette — [min΄yə net′] n. [Fr mignonnette, dim. of mignon: see MIGNON] 1. any of a genus (Reseda) of plants of the mignonette family with thick stems and coarse foliage, esp. an annual plant ( R. odorata) bearing terminal spikes of small greenish, whitish …   English World dictionary

  • Mignonette — Mignonette, eine Gattung seiner, zarter, geklöppelter weißer Zwirnspitzen, nicht über 2–3 Zoll breit. Ferner baumwollene, gemustert gewebte oder broschirte seine Halstücher, die in Frankreich verfertigt werden, und eine Nachahmung der Linontücher …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • mignonette — /min yeuh net /, n. 1. a plant, Reseda odorata, common in gardens, having racemes of small, fragrant, greenish white flowers with prominent orange anthers. 2. a grayish green resembling the color of a reseda plant. [1690 1700; < F; see MIGNON,… …   Universalium

  • mignonette — kvapioji razeta statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rezetinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Reseda odorata), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų Europoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Reseda odorata angl. bastard rocket;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mignonette — 1. noun a) A plant (Reseda odorata) having greenish flowers with orange colored stamens, and exhaling a delicious fragrance. In Africa it is a low shrub, but further north it is usually an annual herb. b) A grey green colour, like that of the… …   Wiktionary

  • Mignonette — Mi|gno|nette [mɪnjo nɛt], die; , s [frz. mignonette, eigtl. Vkl. von: mignon, ↑Mignon]: schmale, feine Spitze aus Zwirn …   Universal-Lexikon

  • mignonette — /mɪnjəˈnɛt/ (say minyuh net) noun 1. a plant, Reseda odorata, common in gardens, having racemes of small, fragrant, greenish white flowers with prominent reddish yellow or brownish anthers. 2. light green as of reseda plants. 3. a perfume derived …   Australian English dictionary

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