Definition of spignel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɪɡn(ə)l/

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An aromatic plant of the parsley family with white flowers, found on mountains in Europe.
  • Meum athamanticum, family Umbelliferae.
Example sentences
  • Broad-leaved spignel is a perennial plant belonging to Umbelliferae family, native in most of European countries, especially under sub-continental climatic conditions.


Early 16th century: perhaps from Anglo-Norman French spigurnelle, the name of an unidentified plant.

Words that rhyme with spignel


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