Anthemis Cotula
Fennel Fen"nel (f[e^]n"n[e^]l), n. [AS. fenol, finol, from L. feniculum, faeniculum, dim. of fenum, faenum, hay: cf. F. fenouil. Cf. {Fenugreek}. {Finochio}.] (Bot.) A perennial plant of the genus {F[ae]niculum} ({F[ae]niculum vulgare}), having very finely divided leaves. It is cultivated in gardens for the agreeable aromatic flavor of its seeds. [1913 Webster]

Smell of sweetest fennel. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

A sprig of fennel was in fact the theological smelling bottle of the tender sex. --S. G. Goodrich. [1913 Webster]

{Azorean fennel}, or {Sweet fennel}, ({F[ae]niculum dulce}). It is a smaller and stouter plant than the common fennel, and is used as a pot herb.

{Dog's fennel} ({Anthemis Cotula}), a foul-smelling European weed; -- called also {mayweed}.

{Fennel flower} (Bot.), an herb ({Nigella}) of the Buttercup family, having leaves finely divided, like those of the fennel. {Nigella Damascena} is common in gardens. {Nigella sativa} furnishes the fennel seed, used as a condiment, etc., in India. These seeds are the ``fitches'' mentioned in Isaiah (xxviii. 25).

{Fennel water} (Med.), the distilled water of fennel seed. It is stimulant and carminative.

{Giant fennel} ({Ferula communis}), has stems full of pith, which, it is said, were used to carry fire, first, by Prometheus.

{Hog's fennel}, a European plant ({Peucedanum officinale}) looking something like fennel. [1913 Webster]


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  • Anthemis cotula — Stinking chamomile Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Anthemis cotula — Anthémis fétide Anthémis fétide …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Anthemis cotula — šuninis bobramunis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Anthemis cotula), paplitęs Europoje, Afrikoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Anthemis cotula angl. dog fennel; mayweed; mayweed chamomile;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Anthemis Cotula — Mayweed May weed , n. (Bot.) (a) A composite plant ({Anthemis Cotula}), having a strong odor; dog s fennel. It is a native of Europe, now common by the roadsides in the United States. (b) The feverfew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthemis cotula — ID 4502 Symbol Key ANCO2 Common Name stinking chamomile Family Asteraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Anthemis cotula — noun widespread rank smelling weed having white rayed flower heads with yellow discs • Syn: ↑mayweed, ↑dog fennel, ↑stinking mayweed, ↑stinking chamomile • Hypernyms: ↑composite, ↑composite plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anthemis cotula L. — Symbol ANCO2 Common Name stinking chamomile Botanical Family Asteraceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Anthemis fetide — Anthémis fétide Anthémis fétide …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Anthémis Fétide — Anthémis fétide …   Wikipédia en Français

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