Definition of fenugreek
: a leguminous annual Eurasian herb (Trigonella foenum-graecum) with aromatic seeds; also : its seeds
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Blend chiles, ginger, garlic, yogurt, cilantro stems, lime juice, mustard oil (if using), coriander, paprika, mango powder (if using), fenugreek leaves, garam masala, cumin, and 2 Tbsp.
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Origin and Etymology of fenugreek
Middle English fenugrek, from Anglo-French fenugrec, from Latin fenum Graecum, literally, Greek hay
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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