browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
dill

more about dill

dill


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dill  \Dill\  (d[i^]l),  n.  [AS  dile;  akin  to  D.  dille,  OHG.  tilli, 
  G.  dill,  dille,  Sw  dill,  Dan.  dild.]  (Bot.) 
  An  herb  ({Peucedanum  graveolens}),  the  seeds  of  which  are 
  moderately  warming,  pungent,  and  aromatic,  and  were  formerly 
  used  as  a  soothing  medicine  for  children;  --  called  also 
  {dillseed}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dill  \Dill\,  v.  t.  [OE.  dillen,  fr  dul  dull,  a.] 
  To  still  to  calm;  to  soothe,  as  one  in  pain.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dill 
  n  1:  aromatic  Old  World  herb  having  aromatic  threadlike  foliage 
  and  seeds  used  as  seasoning  [syn:  {Anethum  graveolens}] 
  2:  aromatic  threadlike  foliage  of  the  dill  plant  used  as 
  seasoning  [syn:  {dill  weed}] 




more about dill