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nigella

Line breaks: ni|gella
Pronunciation: /nʌɪˈdʒɛlə
 
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Definition of nigella in English:

noun

A plant of a genus which includes love-in-a-mist.
  • Genus Nigella, family Ranunculaceae
Example sentences
  • Great plants that reseed themselves include: nigella, sunflowers, cosmos, sweet alyssum, dill, cornflowers, parsley, yarrow, violets and pansies.
  • Planting early flowers will bring bees to your garden to pollinate the first vegetables - try direct seeding poppies, nigella, larkspur, cosmos and gypsophila.
  • Other hardy annuals like nasturtium and nigella can be started off in the cold frame if there is room.

Origin

modern Latin, feminine of Latin nigellus, diminutive of niger 'black'.

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