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or fi•noc•chi•o(fɪˈnoʊ kiˌoʊ)
n., pl. -chi•os.
a variety of fennel, Foeniculum vulgare azoricum, having celerylike stalks and enlarged edible leaf bases.
[1715–25; < Italian finocchio << Latin fennel]
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