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Mignonette

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mignonette

(Science: botany) A plant (reseda odorata) having greenish flowers with orange-coloured stamens, and exhaling a delicious fragrance. In Africa it is a low shrub, but further north it is usually an annual herb. Mignonette pepper, coarse pepper.

Origin: F. Mignonnette, dim. Of mignon darling. See Minion.