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 for Mignonette
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mignonette \Mi`gnon*ette"\, n. [F. mignonnette, dim. of mignon
     darling. See 2d Minion.] (Bot.)
     A plant ({Reseda odorata) having greenish flowers with
     orange-colored stamens, and exhaling a delicious fragrance.
     In Africa it is a low shrub, but further north it is usually
     an annual herb.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Mignonette pepper, coarse pepper.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mignonette
      n 1: Mediterranean woody annual widely cultivated for its dense
           terminal spikelike clusters greenish or yellowish white
           flowers having an intense spicy fragrance [syn:
           mignonette, sweet reseda, Reseda odorata]

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