mignonette

Part of speech: noun

A North- African annual plant, bearing small fragrant flowers.

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Usage examples "mignonette":

  1. All this silly little world- all this quintessence of fashion and elegance, long out of date, all exhaled the acrid odour of rose- water and essence of mignonette turned into vinegar. - "The Man-Wolf and Other Tales", Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian.
  2. There was plenty of the little purple pea- vetch, the mignonette plant, and Clianthus Dampierii, or Sturt's desert- pea, and we turned our four fine camels out to graze, or rather browse, upon whatever they chose to select, while we looked about in search of the water we felt sure must exist here. - "Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1", Ernest Giles.
  3. Roses there were, and lilies, and fox- gloves, and mignonette, and a great many other flowers that had long names, which Violet could not remember. - "Violet: A Fairy Story", Caroline Snowden Guild.