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fenochia

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fenochia (plural not attested)

  1. obsolete spelling of finocchio [18th–19th centuries]
    • 1751, Jethro Tull, Horſe-Hoeing Husbandry (3rd ed.), page 49
      Fenochia removed is never ſo good and tender as that which is not, it receives ſuch a Check in Tranſplanting in its Infancy; which, like the Rickets, leaves Knots that indurate the Parts of the Fennel, and ſpoil it from being a Dainty.
    • 1814, Sir John Sinclair [dir.], General Report of the Agricultural State, and Political Circumstances, of Scotland, volume 2, pages 107–108
      In the superior class of gardens we generally find, in addition to the above,…Fennel, Fenochia, and rarely Dill.