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dill

[ dil ]

noun

  1. a plant, Anethum graveolens, of the parsley family, having aromatic seeds and finely divided leaves, both of which are used for flavoring food.


dill

1

/ dɪl /

noun

  1. an umbelliferous aromatic Eurasian plant, Anethum graveolens, with finely dissected leaves and umbrella-shaped clusters of yellow flowers
  2. the leaves or seedlike fruits of this plant, used for flavouring in pickles, soups, etc, and in medicine


dill

2

noun

  1. informal.
    a fool; idiot

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Derived Forms

  • ˈdilly, adjective

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Other Words From

  • dilled adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dill1

before 900; Middle English di ( l ) le, Old English dile; akin to German Dill, Swedish dill

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dill1

Old English dile; related to Old High German tilli

Origin of dill2

C20: from dilly 2

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Example Sentences

Perfect for aspiring chefs, this pack comes with eight cilantro seed pods, and four each of dill and parsley.

The cooked pasta is tossed into the skillet along with a generous amount of crumbled feta cheese, fresh dill and enough reserved pasta water to loosen everything and encourage a creamy sauce to form as the feta melts.

Orzo, zucchini, feta and dill make a fast, flavorful pasta salad for grilling seasonEight ball zucchini.

For an extra layer of flavor, before piling the horseradish topping on the fish, mix together some mustard, finely chopped shallots and dill, and spread half onto the fillets.

Yes, you can taste potato and leeks, but the puree is more for the faint taste of apple and smoked trout in the bowl, its surface shimmering with dill oil.

Despite rumors spreading that his daughter is a harlot, Dill (Stanley Tucci) has complete and utter faith in her, no matter what.

“You are a spy,” she screams, waving first her walking stick and then a bunch of dill at me.

But when my school friends would drop by our kitchen and catch the whiff of dill, they would flee.

Place the lobster tails, olive oil, wine, dill, and salt and pepper to taste in a foil pouch.

Dill, however, found her party lining up behind popular former governor Angus King, who won the three-way race as an Independent.

Mrs. Dill stooped, took up the turkey-wing, and gave the clean hearth a perfunctory flick.

Mrs. Dill rose from her seat, and stepped quickly to the window to watch him away.

Myron Dill could have wept from the surprise of it all, the assault upon his wondering nerves.

He said what made him think as it was Jathrop was he jumped so when he see Mr. Dill.

Polly Dill, for instance, the very girl to understand such a mission well.

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