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mignonette

(mĭn'yənĕt`), common name for some members of the Resedaceae, a small family of herbs and a few shrubs inhabiting arid regions. The main genus, the mignonettes (genus Reseda), chiefly of the Mediterranean area, has several species naturalized to waste places of the United States, e.g., the dyer's-weed (R. luteola), which has been a source of a yellow dye since Neolithic times. A few species are cultivated for their fragrant flowers, e.g., the common mignonette (R. odorata), formerly highly valued in perfumery for its essential oils. The mignonette family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales.

mignonette

of the former Saxony. [Flower Symbolism: Brewer Note-Book, 334]

mignonette

1. a type of fine pillow lace
2. of a greyish-green colour; reseda

mignonette

any of various mainly Mediterranean plants of the resedaceous genus Reseda, such as R. odorata (garden mignonette), that have spikes of small greenish-white flowers with prominent anthers
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The trio ofBlue Point Blueberry Ale with Blue Point Oysters and Blueberry Mignonette showcases one of America's favorite ingredients, blueberries, in ways which create a delicious and unexpected pairing with briny, Atlantic oysters," advises Qiu.
Brian Simpson, Cannibalism and the Common Law: The Story of the Tragic Last Voyage of the Mignonette and the Strange Legal Proceedings to Which It Gave Rise 271 (1984).
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Brian Simpson, historian of the case of the Mignonette, which sank in 1884, highlighting the practice of survival cannibalism, records widespread surprise at the decision to prosecute the wreck's survivors.
After gazing on the miller's daughter and her "green box of mignonette," the male speaker testifies: