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Definition of "reseda" [re•se•da]

  • Any of various Mediterranean plants of the genus Reseda, including the mignonette, having densely flowered terminal racemes and divided petals. (noun)
  • A grayish or dark green to yellow green or light olive. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reseda" in a sentence
  • "Yellow: champagne (19); lemon (22), and reseda (mignonette) (22);"
  • "The _reseda_, or mignonette, is planted from seed, as here in England."
  • "He stands about two hands high, is of a reseda-green shade, except when in anger, and has no distinguishing marks except the absence of a piece of the right ear, which was carried off by a marauding Irish terrier."