noun \ˈfen-yə-ˌgrēk\

Definition of FENUGREEK

:  a leguminous annual Eurasian herb (Trigonella foenum-graecum) with aromatic seeds; also :  its seeds


Middle English fenugrek, from Anglo-French fenugrec, from Latin fenum Graecum, literally, Greek hay
First Known Use: 14th century


noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FENUGREEK

: a leguminous annual Asian herb (Trigonella foenumgraecum) with aromatic seeds used in making curry, imitation vanilla flavoring, and some veterinary medicines

Variants of FENUGREEK

fenu·greek also foenu·greek \ˈfen-yə-ˌgrēk\


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Slender, annual, herbaceous legume (Trigonella foenum-graecum) or its dried seeds, used as a food, a flavoring, and a medicine. Native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean, the plant is cultivated in central and southeastern Europe, western Asia, India, and northern Africa. The seeds smell and taste strong, sweetish, and somewhat bitter, like burnt sugar. Mealy in texture, they may be mixed with flour for bread or eaten raw or cooked. The herb is a characteristic ingredient in some curries and chutneys and is used to make imitation maple syrup.


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