noun Am·mi \ˈaˌmī\

Definition of Ammi

  1. :  a small genus (the type of the family Umbelliferae) of branched annual herbs of the Mediterranean region and the North Atlantic islands with pinnate or pinnatifid leaves and compound umbels — see bishop's weed

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Origin and Etymology of ammi

New Latin, from Latin ammi, ami, a plant (probably Carum copticum), from Greek

First Known Use: circa 1806

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