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
Oprah's #HarvestDay Speaking of Oprah and her garden, in a recent Instagram post, the media mogul mistakenly referred to fennel plants as dill weed.
Top with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt (our go-to healthy condiment base) and a few sprigs of fresh dill.
Meanwhile, coarsely chop the parsley and dill fronds (both to taste; reserve the stems for stock, if desired).
Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, chives, dill, ginger, marjoram, mint, oregano, sage and thyme.
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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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