fenu·​greek ˈfen-yə-ˌgrēk How to pronounce fenugreek (audio)
: a leguminous annual Eurasian herb (Trigonella foenum-graecum) with aromatic seeds
also : its seeds

Examples of fenugreek in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also known as Butter Chicken, the dish demands a decadent gravy, made with tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, red chili, garam masala, and fenugreek leaves, plus butter and cream. Jenny Adams, Robb Report, 4 Sep. 2023 For instance, fenugreek is available both as an herb, which can be made into a tea, and as a supplement. Andrew Weil, Parents, 14 Aug. 2023 The fish, rubbed with turmeric and Aleppo pepper, arrives in a dark-green moat created from fish stock, garlic, cilantro and fenugreek leaves, along with tamarind for pucker. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2023 Shilajit extract, panax ginseng extract, ashwagandha, fenugreek extract, rhodiola extract, mushroom extract, and BioPerine black pepper extract Get dramatic results with Maverick Male Enhancement, a supplement fueled by all-natural ingredients. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 21 Dec. 2022 Turmeric supplements often contain other ingredients to help enhance absorption, such as black pepper or fenugreek. Tamar Kane, Ms, Rd, Health, 17 July 2023 This unique formula combines maca root extract, fenugreek seed powder, ashwagandha root extract, and tongkat ali to provide an all-in-one supplement. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 14 July 2023 Examples of such ingredients may include tribulus terrestris, D-aspartic acid, fenugreek extract, zinc, vitamin D, and others. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 25 June 2023 This blend includes fenugreek, DIM, stinging nettle, tongkat ali, fenugreek, Asian ginseng, and saw palmetto. The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fenugreek was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Fenugreek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fenugreek. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants also foenugreek
: 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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