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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 (or Brassicales).

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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OYSTERS with GINGER-SHALLOT MIGNONETTE SERVES 10 TO 12 / 20 MINUTES As part of their catering business (tournantpdx.
4) A W B 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 (Chicago, 1884).
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42 Used for colouring hair, clothing and even temporarily tattooing the skin, which dye comes from the Lawsonia inermis plant, also known as the Egyptian Privet and the mignonette tree?
Mignonette Yin Cheng's works have been widely displayed and presented in numerous private and public collections, so it's a pleasure to see a catalog devoted entirely to her works.
Oysters on the hair shell are served with a shochu-based mignonette, while mussels are bathed in Allagash White Ale.
My husband -- who wasn't big on trying oysters -- gave it a shot and loved the sea flavour and the traditional red wine vinegar and shallot mignonette sauce.
Plant heliotrope or mignonette in late summer, to bloom in the greenhouse in late winter.
The swamp meat also shows up in an appetizer dressed in Key lime aioli and banana pepper mignonette.
mignonette perfume" (he kisses her on one cheek), "and jasmine" (he kisses her on the other).
Plant heliotrope or mignonette in late summer to bloom in the greenhouse in late winter You can also be sowing and planting in the greenhouse over the cooler months.
Simpson's book-length study 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, an account of the 1884 murder trial of two sailors who killed and ate their dying mate in order to survive while adrift in the South Atlantic, still stands as one of the best examples of the genre.