Any herb of the genus Resada, especially the garden annual Resada odorata of northern Africa, having long racemes of fragrant greenish white flowers.
(SwTug: t. 50)
Mignonette, a side‑wheel steam tug, was built in one of the ports on the western rivers before the Civil War; acquired by the War Department as Dauntless in 1861; and transferred to the Navy and placed in commission at Cairo, III., 30 September 1862, Acting Ens. Milton B. Muncy in command. Assigned to Rear Adm. David Dixon Porterís Mississippi Squadron, Dauntless was renamed Mignonette 19 October 1962 and served as station tugboat at Cairo through 1865. On 23 February 1865, she was turned over to Commodore John W. Livingston, Commandant at the Mound City, III., naval station for service. Mignonette remained at Mound City until sold to Brown & Jones 18 April 1873.