from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The nonesuch, Medicago lupulina: so called from its black, seedlike pods.

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  • n. grass native to West Indies but common in southern United States having tufted wiry stems often infested with a dark fungus


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  • Nigella oil, known as blackseed oil contains antioxidants and is used in natural remedies.

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  • The soup was surprisingly bland: the beetroot flavour was almost completely muted while the Nigella seeds (fennel flower, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, blackseed, black caraway, black onion seed, onion seed or black sesame, among others) had none of the pungent taste they are supposed to impart.



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