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fennel

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noun fen·nel \ˈfe-nəl\

Simple Definition of fennel

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

Full Definition of fennel

  1. :  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

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

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noun fen·nel \ˈfen-əl\

Medical Definition of fennel

  1. :  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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