dill

noun
\ ˈdil \

Definition of dill 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : any of several plants of the carrot family especially : a European herb (Anethum graveolens) with aromatic foliage and seeds both of which are used in flavoring foods and especially pickles

b : the foliage of dill

Dill

biographical name
\ ˈdil \

Definition of Dill (Entry 2 of 2)

Sir John Greer 1881–1944 British general

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Other words from dill

Noun

dilled adjective

Examples of dill in a Sentence

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Parsley, dill and mint are other prolific options that also can be used in large quantities. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "How to pick the most useful herbs to plant in your back yard," 26 June 2018 Over this go juicy tomatoes and cucumber limned with vinegar and olive oil, and finally a scattering of cilantro, dill and raw jalapeños — just a few, but vital. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Cafe Dushanbe, a Chef Stays True to His Tajik Roots," 21 June 2018 Place cream cheese, dill, horseradish and cream in a large bowl. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Easter brunch menu is equally special for any spring affair," 28 Mar. 2018 Put the ricotta, Parmesan, dill, chopped flat-leaf parsley, and lemon zest in a bowl. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "These veggie-packed wintertime recipes fill you up without weighing you down | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 Feb. 2018 Specifically, people became sick after reportedly eating Del Monte Fresh Produce trays containing cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and dill dip. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Here Are the Symptoms of Cyclosporiasis, the Illness Linked to Recalled Vegetable Trays," 9 July 2018 Occasionally the sauce overwhelms the dill aioli, and the burger also overwhelmed its wrapper; Don’t forget to grab a napkin. Zoe Sayler, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s veggie burgers: Eating your vegetables never tasted this good," 3 July 2018 Each one has baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and dill dip. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Here's what you need to know about the current salmonella and cyclospora outbreaks," 17 June 2018 Add 1 tablespoon capers, 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and 1 tablespoon minced red onion. Jan Uebelherr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 for summer: Master these seasonal staples for those sunny days ahead," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of dill

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for dill

Noun

Middle English dile, from Old English; akin to Old High German tilli dill

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The first known use of dill was before the 12th century

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dill

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dill

: an herb with leaves that are used in cooking and with seeds that are used in flavoring foods such as pickles

dill

noun
\ ˈdil \

Kids Definition of dill

: an herb that is related to the carrot plant and has fragrant leaves and seeds used in flavoring foods and especially pickles

dill

noun
\ ˈdil \

Medical Definition of dill 

: any of several plants of the family Umbelliferae especially : a European herb (Anethum graveolens) with aromatic seeds and foliage that are used in flavoring foods and especially pickles

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