Definition of dill
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 picklesb : the foliage of dill
2 : dill pickle
Recent Examples of dill from the Web
Bajeux finishes the coulibiac with a champagne and dill sauce.
Just go to any hot dog stand and order a Chicago all-beef frankfurter with everything on it: relish, tomatoes, onions, sport pickles, a dill pickle spear, mustard and celery salt on a poppy seed bun.
The new beer is based on a German-style wheat beer with a sour finish, brewed with cucumbers, fresh dill, sea salt and coriander.
Regular dill pickles, kim chi and sauerkraut are fermented, which can take weeks.
The water plant looked a bit like fresh dill, with a thin stem and feathery leaves.
Bowl: Combine cooked bulgur or barley with sautéed kale and carrots and raw orange segments; season with extra virgin olive oil, fresh orange zest and juice, and lots of chopped fresh dill and chives. 3.
The distressing scent of dill pickles and processed chicken wafted through the air.
Among the pastas available now is a beet agnolotti ($17) served with dill and smoked trout roe.
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Origin and Etymology of dill
Middle English dile, from Old English; akin to Old High German tilli dill
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Dill
Sir John Greer 1881–1944 British general
DILL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dill for English Language Learners
: an herb with leaves that are used in cooking and with seeds that are used in flavoring foods such as pickles
DILL Defined for Kids
Definition of dill for Students
: an herb that is related to the carrot plant and has fragrant leaves and seeds used in flavoring foods and especially pickles
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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