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fen·u·greek

 (fĕn′yə-grēk′, fĕn′ə-)
n.
1. A Eurasian plant (Trigonella foenum-graecum) in the pea family, having white flowers and trifoliolate leaves. Its mildly bitter seeds and aromatic leaves are used as flavorings.
2. The seeds or leaves of this plant.

[Middle English fenigrek, from Old French fenegrec, from Latin fēnugraecum, from fēnum Graecum : fēnum, hay; see fennel + Graecum, neuter of Graecus, Greek; see Greek.]

fenugreek

(ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk)
n
(Plants) an annual heavily scented Mediterranean leguminous plant, Trigonella foenum-graecum, with hairy stems and white flowers: cultivated for forage and for its medicinal seeds
[Old English fēnogrēcum, from Latin fenum Graecum literally: Greek hay]

fen•u•greek

(ˈfɛn yʊˌgrik, ˈfɛn ʊ-)

n.
an aromatic Eurasian plant, Trigonella foenumgraecum, of the legume family.
[before 1000; Middle English fenugrek, Old English fēnogrēcum < Latin fēnum Graecum literally, Greek hay]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fenugreek - annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curryfenugreek - annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry
fenugreek seed, fenugreek - aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Trigonella, Trigonella - Old World genus of frequently aromatic herbs
2.fenugreek - aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
fenugreek, Greek clover, Trigonella foenumgraecum - annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry
Translations
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