- any of a genus (Reseda) of plants of the mignonette family with thick stems and coarse foliage, esp. an annual plant (R. odorata) bearing terminal spikes of small greenish, whitish, or reddish flowers
- any of several similar plants
- a pale, yellowish green
Origin of mignonetteFrench mignonnette, diminutive of mignon: see mignon
designating a family (Resedaceae, order Capparales) of dicotyledonous plants and shrubs
- Any of several Mediterranean plants of the genus Reseda, especially R. odorata, widely cultivated for its dense racemes of small fragrant greenish flowers.
- A sauce of vinegar, pepper, and minced shallots, usually served with oysters.
Origin of mignonetteFrench from feminine of mignonnet dainty, pretty from Old French diminutive of mignon lover, dainty
- 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.
- A grey-green colour, like that of the plant.
(comparative more mignonette, superlative most mignonette)
- Of a grey-green colour, like that of the plant.