finocchio

noun

fi·​noc·​chio fi-ˈnō-kē-ˌō How to pronounce finocchio (audio)

Examples of finocchio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also known as Florence fennel, finocchio, or sweet anise, this member of the parsley family has a bulbous base, celery-like stalks, and feathery fronds (leaves) resembling dill weed. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 21 Mar. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Italian, from Vulgar Latin *fenuculum — more at fennel

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of finocchio was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Finocchio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finocchio. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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