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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


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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 dilled (audio) \ adjective

Examples of dill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Add cauliflower, jalapeño, scallions, dill and parsley and toss to combine. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "A brilliant Thanksgiving strategy: Make sides quickly, or ahead," 25 Nov. 2019 Stir gently to combine, season with salt and pepper, then garnish with dill and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired. BostonGlobe.com, "Colombian Braised Beef (Posta Negra)," 23 Oct. 2019 On the current menu, check out the zoodles dish, featuring zucchini noodles, tomatoes, dill and parsley, all drizzled with balsamic. Emily Sabens, Indianapolis Star, "Vegan food: These Indianapolis restaurants have the best plant-based meals," 20 Aug. 2019 Their favorites include wild milkweed, alyssum, buckwheat, sunflowers and two herbs, dill and cilantro, which should be allowed to flower. Los Angeles Times, "Pollinators & predators in your garden: How to save one, kill the other," 17 July 2019 The gazpacho was a smooth, blended type, with good fresh tomato flavor, a half-circle of garnish including fresh dill and a bit of avocado. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Fausto is contemporary restaurant for Contemporary Arts Center," 15 July 2019 This variation comes complete with a Greek flair- there’s feta cheese, dill and oregano, and a few crunchy pine nuts scattered throughout. oregonlive, "This little meatloaf is jam packed with flavor," 19 Mar. 2019 Back in the kitchen, Picard blanches the dill and some spinach, mixing it with oil in his Vitamix. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "I’d Never Even Heard of Bite House, Now I’ll Never Forget It," 7 Nov. 2019 In a small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, scallion, lemon rind and juice, dill, salt, and pepper. 2. BostonGlobe.com, "Karoline Boehm Goodnick," 16 Oct. 2019

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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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1 Dec 2019

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“Dill.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dill. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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


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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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