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spignel

Class:

noun

Etymology:

spike nail, a large, long nail; so called in allusion to the shape of its...
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Meum athamanticum [species]

an ornamental plant in the Apiaceae family. Common names include 'Spignel' and 'Meu'. Pink, A.. Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. ; 'Baldmoney' was the name of one the gnomes whose tales were related in the book... (40 of 128 words, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

spignel | baldmoney [synonym] | meu [synonym]

a European umbelliferous plant, "Meum athamanticum", of mountain regions, having white flowers and finely divided aromatic leaves (17 of 190 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/spignel

Oxford Dictionary:

spignel | baldmoney | baldmoneys [plural]

an aromatic plant of the parsley family with white flowers, found on mountains in Europe.; Meum athamanticum, family Umbelliferae (19 of 39 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/spignel

Wiktionary:

spignel | spicknel | baldmoney [synonym]

Meum athamanticum, an ornamental plant in the Apiaceae family. (9 of 10 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

spignel | spignels [plural] | Meum athamanticum [Latin] | baldmoney [plants] | baldmoneys [plants, plural] | meus [plants, plural]

a plant with fine aromatic leaves, found mainly in mountain pastures. Flowers: small, white. Native to: Europe. (17 of 38 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561512358​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

spignel | spicknel

Origin: spike nail, a large, long nail; so called in allusion to the shape of its capillary leaves.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/spignel

Oxford Dictionary:

spignel

First use: early 16th century

Origin: perhaps from Anglo-Norman French spigurnelle, the name of an unidentified plant

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/spignel

Collins Dictionary:

spignel

First use: 16th century

Origin: of uncertain origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/spignel

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

spignel

Audio: British English pronunciation of "spignel"

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the Free Dictionary:

spignel

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "spignel"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "spignel"

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