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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


biographical name
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Definition of Dill (Entry 2 of 2)

Sir John Greer 1881–1944 British general

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Other Words from dill


dilled \ ˈdild How to pronounce Dill (audio) \ adjective

Examples of dill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Place in a medium bowl with the parsley, dill, remaining olive oil and lemon juice. Christian Reynoso, SFChronicle.com, "Briny clams get a kick from fresh horseradish and herbs for a rich wintery meal," 22 Jan. 2021 Sirisavath shared his dill chicken stew recipe with the Wall Street Journal in October. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "East Dallas’ Khao Noodle Shop will reopen as new takeout restaurant," 20 Jan. 2021 Add the chicken, oregano and dill, and simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Greek Lemon Chicken Soup," 6 Jan. 2021 Sprinkle with a touch of fresh dill fronds and a drizzle of olive oil before serving. Amy Rosen, Bon Appétit, "This Almost-Instant Lox is Ready in One Hour (!)," 28 Dec. 2020 The six-ounce twin stack burger is a crowd pleaser, a straight-up all-American cheeseburger dressed with tarragon dill pickles on a poppyseed bun from Weiss Guys Bakery in Covington. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, "Going Global: Worldly flavors at The Chloe," 21 Dec. 2020 The Harvest model comes with half-a-dozen pre-seeded pods for cooking staples like thyme, parsley and dill, and the brand promises easy controls via just three buttons. NBC News, "Best gardening gift ideas 2020: Guide to gifts for gardeners," 9 Dec. 2020 Sunday afternoon on the internet, League of Kitchens instructor extraordinaire Mab Abbasgholizadeh was teaching us how to make baghali ghatogh—a Persian dish of beans, eggs, and dill—over Zoom. Max Falkowitz/saveur, Popular Science, "Multicultural cooking classes offer up something tasty on Zoom," 11 Dec. 2020 Menu items include beer and cheddar soup; a burger with Irish cheddar and whiskey dill pickles; bangers and mash; and fish and chips. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "8 bites of restaurant news: Coffee near White Rock Lake, pizza in Arlington, bars in Dallas, Eataly update," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of dill


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

History and Etymology for dill


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dill. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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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


\ ˈdil How to pronounce dill (audio) \

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


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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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