Visit the forum if you have a language query!

mignonette

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
To love another person is to see the face of God. [Les Miserables]
Victor Hugo
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

English

Etymology

From the French mignon, dainty

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mignonette

Plural
{{{1}}}

mignonette ({{{1}}})
  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. (color) a grey-green colour, like that of the plant.
    mignonette colour:   

Scientific names

Translations

Adjective

mignonette (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
mignonette

Comparative
{{{1}}}

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. (color) of a grey-green colour, like that of the plant.

Quotations

  • 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 [...].

See also


French

Noun

mignonette

  1. 5cl bottle (alcohol sample).

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE