1. nigella

noun. any plant of the genus Nigella.


  • Nigella damascena
  • black caraway
  • genus Nigella
  • flower
  • fennel flower
  • love-in-a-mist
  • Nigella hispanica
  • nutmeg flower
  • Roman coriander

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Sentences with nigella

1. Noun, singular or mass
One thing to consider is the fact that oregano is a plant, which means that it will not have the same texture as the nigella seed.

2. Adjective
If you've ever had a flatbread with black seeds sprinkled on it, those were probably nigella.

3. Determiner
Cumin seeds are a good substitute because they have a peppery and nutty flavor that is similar to nigella seeds.