fenu·​greek | \ ˈfen-yə-ˌgrēk How to pronounce fenugreek (audio) \

Definition of fenugreek

: a leguminous annual Eurasian herb (Trigonella foenum-graecum) with aromatic seeds also : its seeds

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Mottled red kidney beans boiled until velvety soft and mashed with pungent raw garlic, browned onions and a thrilling-sounding mountain herb called blue fenugreek. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "A Complex Red Bean Stew From Georgia," 16 Feb. 2018 In a small skillet over high heat, combine coconut oil, mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds, making sure spices are mostly submerged in fat. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018 Some 400 hundred people attended, visiting tables featuring varieties such as blue fenugreek, which smells of maple syrup and tastes almost buttery. Jane Black, WSJ, "Why Your Squash Tastes Better Than It Used To," 3 Oct. 2018 The possible risks of taking fenugreek while breastfeeding remain unclear, so definitely check with your doctor before adding this (or any supplement) to your routine. Taylyn Washington-harmon, SELF, "Tia Mowry Says These Foods Help Keep Up Her Milk Supply," 22 June 2018 There are also some adverse health effects associated with fenugreek, including diarrhea and the worsening of asthma symptoms. Taylyn Washington-harmon, SELF, "Tia Mowry Says These Foods Help Keep Up Her Milk Supply," 22 June 2018 The cleanup group and fenugreek growers on the beach then kept watch. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Baby Sea Turtles Spotted on Mumbai Beach for the First Time in 20 Years," 29 Mar. 2018 An investigation by the forestry department, however, found a pit that had been planted over with fenugreek and contained turtle shells as well as 20 dead baby turtles. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Baby Sea Turtles Spotted on Mumbai Beach for the First Time in 20 Years," 29 Mar. 2018 Patel hopes to open Besharam in May. For the uninitiated, Patel’s Rasoi is known for eclectic takes on traditional Western Indian fare, like channa masala with fenugreek leaves, or naan made with blue cheese. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Heena Patel to open Besharam in Dogpatch Alta space," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fenugreek

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fenugreek

Middle English fenugrek, from Anglo-French fenugrec, from Latin fenum Graecum, literally, Greek hay

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variants: also foenugreek \ ˈfen-​yə-​ˌgrēk How to pronounce foenugreek (audio) \

Medical Definition of fenugreek

: a leguminous annual Asian herb (Trigonella foenumgraecum) with aromatic seeds used in making curry, imitation vanilla flavoring, and some veterinary medicines

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