love-in-a-mist

love-in-a-mist
noun
1. tropical American passion flower with finely dissected bracts; stems malodorous when crushed
Hypernyms: ↑passionflower, ↑passionflower vine
2. chickweed with hairy silver-grey leaves and rather large white flowers
3. European garden plant having finely cut leaves and white or pale blue flowers
Syn: ↑Nigella damascena
Hypernyms: ↑nigella

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷\ noun
1. : a European garden plant (Nigella damascena) having the flowers enveloped in numerous finely dissected bracts
2. : a tropical American passionflower (Passiflora foetida) with finely dissected bracts

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/luv"in euh mist"/, n.
a plant, Nigella damascena, of the buttercup family, having feathery dissected leaves and whitish or blue flowers.
[1750-60]

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loveˈ-in-a-mistˈ noun
1. A fennel-flower (Nigella damascena)
2. A West Indian passion flower
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Main Entry:love

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love-in-a-mist «LUHV ihn uh MIHST», noun.
a garden plant of the crowfoot family, native to southern Europe, having feathery leaves and pale-blue flowers; fennelflower; devil-in-the-bush.

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n. a Mediterranean plant of the buttercup family that bears blue flowers surrounded by delicate threadlike green bracts, giving a hazy appearance to the flowers. Nigella damascena, family Ranunculaceae

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