from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various Mediterranean plants of the genus Reseda, including the mignonette, having densely flowered terminal racemes and divided petals.
- n. A grayish or dark green to yellow green or light olive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants, the type of which is mignonette.
- n. A grayish green color, like that of the flowers of mignonette.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of polypetalous plants, type of the order Resedaceæ.
- n. A grayish-green tint.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any plant of the genus Reseda
Yellow: champagne (19); lemon (22), and reseda (mignonette) (22);
The _reseda_, or mignonette, is planted from seed, as here in England.
He stands about two hands high, is of a reseda-green shade, except when in anger, and has no distinguishing marks except the absence of a piece of the right ear, which was carried off by a marauding Irish terrier.
It is a singular circumstance that in this country this fragrant production of nature is known by a French name, the translation of which is the "little darling," while in Paris it is only known by its Latin appellation, _reseda_, (herb, or dock cresses); but I believe I am correct in stating that its seeds were first conveyed into England from
Page: 33 over roof tops into plum-violet, heliotrope, with threads of reseda and cinnamon brown.
"O Lord have mercy upon us!" ... and Doña Elena was at the same time contemplating a group of officers with helmets and reseda uniforms reinforced with leather pouches for the revolver, field glasses and maps, with sword-belt of the same material.
When I looked around our little church, where a literal Scriptural quorum of two or three was gathered together, my eye was gladdened by the sight of a charming new suit of reseda cloth with a heliotrope toque!
It is as bad as it was when I was choosing a gown for my first party; I lay awake nearly a whole night trying to decide between a reseda and a pink-violet.
I must tie her fair hair with a silver ribbon, and pin upon her curls a large hat of reseda green with a golden-brown ostrich feather drooping behind.
No, Mlle. Celie must wear her fine new evening frock of pale reseda-green chiffon over soft clinging satin, which set off her fair beauty so prettily.