Middle English , from the late fenel Old English , finuðl (weak feminine forms); finule , fenol (masculine forms), from finul Old French , from the fenoil Vulgar Latin *fēnuclum, fēnoclum, from Late Latin , from the Classical fēnuculum Latin , a faeniculum diminutive form of faenum ( “ hay ” ); compare the Italian , the finocchio Occitan , the fenolh French , and the fenouil Spanish . hinojo
fennel ( usually , uncountable plural ) fennels A
plant, , of the Foeniculum vulgare parsley family, which has a sweet, anise-like flavor. The
bulb, leaves, or stalks of the plant, eaten as a vegetable. The
seeds of the fennel plant used as a spice in cooking.
Derived terms Edit
Foeniculum vulgare, the plant
bulb, leaves, or stalks eaten as a vegetable
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