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fenugreek


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fenugreek  \Fen"u*greek\  (?  or  ?),  n.  [L.  faenum  Graecum,  lit., 
  Greek  hay:  cf  F.  fenugrec  Cf  {Fennel}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  ({trigonella  F[oe]num  Gr[ae]cum})  cultivated  for  its 
  strong-smelling  seeds,  which  are  ``now  only  used  for  giving 
  false  importance  to  horse  medicine  and  damaged  hay.''  --J. 
  Smith  (Pop.  Names  of  Plants,  1881). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fenugreek 
  n  1:  annual  herb  or  southern  Europe  and  eastern  Asia  having 
  off-white  flowers  and  aromatic  seeds  used  medicinally 
  and  in  curry  [syn:  {Greek  clover},  {Trigonella 
  foenumgraecum}] 
  2:  aromatic  seeds  used  as  seasoning  especially  in  curry  [syn:  {fenugreek 
  seed}] 




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