Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Nigelleae — of flowering plants with distinctive finely divided leaves, the nigella..
  • proper n. A female given name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any plant of the genus Nigella.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of ornamental plants of the polypetalous order Ranunculaceæ, the tribe Helleboreæ, and the subtribe Isopyreæ, known by the united carpels forming a compound ovary.
  • n. A plant of the genus Nigella; also some other plants, especially with a qualifying word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant of the genus Nigella

Etymologies

A 19th century flower name from nigella. Compare also the male given name Nigel. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Malakoff Torte shared by Not Quite Nigella is the type of cake that looks very impressive, but is surprisingly easy to make.

    Bites from other Blogs | Baking Bites

  • But this morning, while listening to the news I heard this delicious bit: Nigella is back on TV, with a show based on her Feast: Food to Celebrate Life book.

    Seattle Bon Vivant:

  • I found a royal icing recipe in Nigella Lawson's Feast, which I had from the library.

    Toast:

  • Philip Stone and Tom Tivnan from The Bookseller magazine, who compiled the figures from market research company Neilsen Bookscan, said: "Nigella Lawson's seasonal title Nigella's Christmas was never going to match the huge 2007 hit Nigella Express and her sales slumped accordingly."

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • Prepare for a total immersion in Nigella’s food life and the delicious feasts she cooks for herself, friends, family — from big, special occasions to small, everyday pleasures.

    Seattle Bon Vivant:

  • TV presenter and champion of all things poetic Daisy Goodwin, (apparently dubbed the Nigella Lawson of Poetry and you can see why from the piccy on the left!) predicts that

    Poetry in Crisis

  • And speaking of Nigella, if you happen to be a fan, she has a new show coming to the Food Network called Nigella Express.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Black cumin seeds are also known as Nigella seeds.

    Panch Phora

  • VANDERBILT: Nigella, that is the essence of what your inspiration is, I think, to all of us.

    CNN Transcript Nov 26, 2003

  • Thymoquinone -- the major constituent of the oil extract from a Middle Eastern herbal seed called Nigella sativa used as a traditional medicinal in Middle Eastern and Asian countries -- reduces the release of inflammatory mediators in pancreatic cancer cells.

    Latest News - UPI.com

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