mignonette

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Etymology[edit]

French mignonette, from mignon (dainty) + -ette (diminutive suffix).

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Noun[edit]

mignonette (plural mignonettes)

  1. 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.
  2. A grey-green colour, like that of the plant.
    mignonette colour:    

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Adjective[edit]

mignonette (comparative more mignonette, superlative most mignonette)

  1. Of a grey-green colour, like that of the plant.
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 44
      She wore a dishabille of mignonette-green silk and bead-diapered head-dress that added several inches to her height [...].

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mignonette f (plural mignonettes)

  1. Alternative form of mignonnette

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