Definition of nigella in English:

nigella

noun

  • A plant of a genus which includes love-in-a-mist.

    • ‘Our arrangement has a woodsy, end-of-season look with coneflowers, nigella pods, millet stems, lamb's ear, and berries from the garden.’
    • ‘Planting early flowers will bring bees to your garden to pollinate the first vegetables - try direct seeding poppies, nigella, larkspur, cosmos and gypsophila.’
    • ‘Great plants that reseed themselves include: nigella, sunflowers, cosmos, sweet alyssum, dill, cornflowers, parsley, yarrow, violets and pansies.’
    • ‘Pockets of spidery white nigella are turning to seed while yellow blossoms of evening primrose tip their faces upwards in the late-morning sun.’
    • ‘Other hardy annuals like nasturtium and nigella can be started off in the cold frame if there is room.’

Origin

Modern Latin, feminine of Latin nigellus, diminutive of niger ‘black’.

Pronunciation

nigella

/nʌɪˈdʒɛlə/