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n. pl. fi·noc·chi·os
[Italian, from Latin fēniculum, fennel, diminutive of faenum, fēnum, hay; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Plants) a variety of fennel, Foeniculum vulgare dulce, with thickened stalks that resemble celery and are eaten as a vegetable, esp in S Europe. Also called: Florence fennel
[C18: from Italian: fennel]
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|Noun||1.||finocchio - aromatic bulbous stem base eaten cooked or raw in salads|
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
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