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fennel

noun fen·nel \ˈfe-nəl\

: a garden plant that is grown for its seeds, stems, and leaves

Full Definition of FENNEL

:  a perennial European herb (Foeniculum vulgare) of the carrot family having two cultivated forms:
a :  the commonly cultivated form (F. vulgare dulce) having aromatic leaves and seeds
b :  Florence fennel
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Origin of FENNEL

Middle English fenel, from Old English finugl, from Vulgar Latin *fenuculum, from Latin feniculum fennel, irregular diminutive of fenum hay
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with FENNEL

Medical Dictionary

fennel

noun fen·nel \ˈfen-əl\

Medical Definition of FENNEL

:  a perennial European herb (Foeniculum vulgare) of the carrot family (Umbelliferae) introduced into North America and cultivated for its aromatic seeds and its foliage
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