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Meaning of FENUGREEK

Pronunciation:  'fenyû`greek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry
  2. [n]  annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry

FENUGREEK is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fenugreek seed, Greek clover, Trigonella foenumgraecum
 See Also: fenugreek, fenugreek, fenugreek seed, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, genus Trigonella, Greek clover, herb, herbaceous plant, seasoner, seasoning, Trigonella, Trigonella foenumgraecum



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fen"u*greek\ (? or ?), n. [L. faenum Graecum, lit.,
Greek hay: cf. F. fenugrec. Cf. {Fennel}.] (Bot.)
A plant ({trigonella F[oe]num Gr[ae]cum}) cultivated for its
strong-smelling seeds, which are ``now only used for giving
false importance to horse medicine and damaged hay.'' --J.
Smith (Pop. Names of Plants, 1881).