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). [1913 Webster]

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  • Fenugreek — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • fenugreek — (n.) O.E. fenograecum, from L. faenugraecum, lit. Greek hay, from faenum (see FENNEL (Cf. fennel)) + Graecum. The modern form in English is from M.Fr. fenugrec …   Etymology dictionary

  • fenugreek — ► NOUN ▪ a white flowered plant of the pea family, with aromatic seeds that are used as a spice. ORIGIN from Latin faenum graecum Greek hay (the Romans used the dried plant as fodder) …   English terms dictionary

  • fenugreek — [fen′yo͞o grēk΄] n. [ME fenugrek < OFr fenugrec < L faenum graecum, lit., Greek hay] a leguminous herb (Trigonella foenumgraecum) native to SE Europe and W Asia, used for forage and formerly in medicine and having seeds used in cooking …   English World dictionary

  • fenugreek — /fen yoo greek , fen oo /, n. a plant, Trigonella foenum graecum, of the legume family, indigenous to western Asia, but extensively cultivated elsewhere, chiefly for forage and for its mucilaginous seeds, which are used in medicine. [bef. 1000;… …   Universalium

  • fenugreek — n. annual herb of western Asia and Europe that is used in medication and as a seasoning; seeds of the fenugreek plant that are used as a seasoning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fenugreek — vaistinė ožragė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Trigonella foenum graecum), paplitęs Azijoje, pietų Europoje. Naudojamas maisto priedams, eteriniams aliejams… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • fenugreek — ožragė statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Trigonella angl. fenugreek rus. пажитник …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • fenugreek — noun Etymology: Middle English fenugrek, from Anglo French fenugrec, from Latin fenum Graecum, literally, Greek hay Date: 14th century a leguminous annual Eurasian herb (Trigonella foenum graecum) with aromatic seeds; also its seeds …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fenugreek — noun [ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk/|[ˈfɛnjəˌɡriːk/ A spice made from the seeds of Trigonella foenum graecum, used in Indian and Thai cooking …   Wiktionary

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