fenugreek

noun
fenu·​greek | \ˈfen-yə-ˌgrēk \

Definition of fenugreek 

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

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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 This seasoned salt has caraway, coriander, fenugreek, tellicherry, black pepper, garlic, chiles and sea salt. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spice savvy: These 7 trendy seasonings will add pizzazz to your cooking," 27 Feb. 2018 Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers, season with a little more garam masala or fenugreek, if desired. Andreas Viestad, charlotteobserver, "Yes, someone actually invented India’s 2 favorites, tandoori and butter chicken | Charlotte Observer," 7 Feb. 2018 Using their own kitchens, the women make the flatbreads daily — fenugreek, potato, plain and corn are among the options — and then deliver the rotis to the store. Shivani Vora, New York Times, "A Go-To Grocery for Indian Cooks," 17 Jan. 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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fenugreek

noun
fenu·​greek
variants: also foenugreek \ ˈfen-​yə-​ˌgrēk \

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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