1. Proper noun.  (rare) (given name, female) .
  2. Noun.  Any plant of the genus ''Nigella'' of about twelve species of annual flowering plants, the blooms of which are generally blue in colour but also found in shades of pink, white and pale purple.
  3. Noun.  The seeds of the plant Nigella sativa, used as a culinary spice.

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