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Noun: fennel  fe-n(u)l
  1. Any of several aromatic herbs having edible seeds and leaves and stems
  2. Aromatic bulbous stem base eaten cooked or raw in salads
    - Florence fennel, finocchio
  3. Leaves used for seasoning
    - common fennel
  4. Fennel seeds are ground and used as a spice or as an ingredient of a spice mixture

Derived forms: fennels

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, spice, veg [Brit, informal], vegetable, veggie [informal]

Part of: common fennel, Florence fennel, Foeniculum, Foeniculum dulce, Foeniculum vulgare, Foeniculum vulgare dulce, genus Foeniculum

Encyclopedia: Fennel