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


New Latin Resēda, genus name, from Latin resēda, a kind of plant used to reduce tumors.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French réséda, from Latin resēda, said by Pliny to be from resēdāre ("to soothe"). (Wiktionary)



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