\ ˈdil How to pronounce dill (audio) \

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 pickles
b : the foliage of dill

Other Words from dill

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

Examples of dill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is also a great place to toss in fresh, soft herbs, like mint, parsley or dill. New York Times, 15 Apr. 2022 This dish is cooked in a stock made from fried onions, butter, peanuts, Turkish allspice and raisins, which is mixed with fresh parsley and dill. Lisa Morrow, CNN, 25 Mar. 2022 Spoon the sauce over the asparagus, sprinkle the dill over and serve. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 2022 Transfer the dip to a ramekin or small bowl and top with the remaining dill if serving right away. Colu Henry, Vogue, 26 May 2022 In our garden at home, the dill is thriving and the peonies are bursting with bloom. Baltimore Sun, 24 May 2022 Extra soft white bread with the crusts removed gets layered with razor-thin English cucumbers (peeled, please, then lightly salted and drained), butter, a light dusting of fine pepper and perhaps a spray of fresh herbs such as dill. Terry Ward, CNN, 11 May 2022 Best bites: Fried Cauliflower with feta mousse, serrano and dill. Robin Soslow, Chron, 10 May 2022 Mix lemon juice, canola oil, sugar and dill together in a small bowl. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 10 May 2022 See More

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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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“Dill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dill. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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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

Dill biographical name

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Definition of Dill

Sir John Greer 1881–1944 British general

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