dill

noun \ ˈdil \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of dill

1 a :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

dilled

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dill

Middle English dile, from Old English; akin to Old High German tilli dill


Dill

biographical name \ ˈdil \

Definition of Dill

Sir John Greer 1881–1944 British general

DILL Defined for English Language Learners

dill

noun

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

dill

noun \ ˈdil \

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 Dictionary

dill

noun \ ˈdil \

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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