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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nigellanoun

    any plant of the genus Nigella

Wiktionary

  1. nigellanoun

    Any plant of the genus Nigella of about twelve species of annual flowering plants, the blooms of which are generally blue in colour but also found in shades of pink, white and pale purple.

  2. nigellanoun

    The seeds of the plant Nigella sativa, used as a culinary spice.

  3. Nigellanoun

    A female given name from English.

    Sarah asked if Nigella's momma was a poet because she certainly had a lyrical ear for a name.

  4. Etymology: A 19th century flower name from nigella. Compare also the male given name Nigel.

Wikipedia

  1. Nigella

    Nigella is a genus of 18 species of annual plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Southern Europe, North Africa, South Asia, Southwest Asia and Middle East. Common names applied to members of this genus are nigella, devil-in-a-bush or love-in-a-mist. The species grow to 20–90 cm (8–35 in) tall, with finely divided leaves; the leaf segments are narrowly linear to threadlike. The flowers are white, yellow, pink, pale blue or pale purple, with five to ten petals. The fruit is a capsule composed of several united follicles, each containing numerous seeds; in some species (e.g. Nigella damascena), the capsule is large and inflated.

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  1. nigella

    Nigella refers to a genus of flowering plants in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. Their seeds, often referred to as nigella seeds, are commonly used as a spice in Middle Eastern, Indian, and North African cuisines. They are also sometimes called black cumin, black caraway, or black sesame. One of the most well-known species is Nigella sativa, whose seeds are used for medicinal purposes and in cooking.

Wikidata

  1. Nigella

    Nigella is a genus of about 14 species of annual plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to southern Europe, north Africa, south and southwest Asia. Common names applied to members of this genus are nigella, devil-in-a-bush or love in a mist. The species grow to 20–90 cm tall, with finely divided leaves; the leaf segments are narrowly linear to threadlike. The flowers are white, yellow, pink, pale blue or pale purple, with five to 10 petals. The fruit is a capsule composed of several united follicles, each containing numerous seeds; in some species, the capsule is large and inflated.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nigella

    nī-jel′a, n. a genus of ranunculaceous plants, with finely dissected leaves, and whitish, blue, or yellow flowers, often almost concealed by their leafy involucres—Nigella damascena, called Love-in-a-mist, Devil-in-a-bush, and Ragged Lady.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Nigella

    A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE.

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  1. galline

  2. gallein

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nigella in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nigella in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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