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dill

[ dil ]
/ dɪl /
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noun

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

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Origin of dill

before 900; Middle English di(l)le,Old English dile; akin to German Dill,Swedish dill
dilled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dill (1 of 2)

dill1
/ (dɪl) /

noun

an umbelliferous aromatic Eurasian plant, Anethum graveolens, with finely dissected leaves and umbrella-shaped clusters of yellow flowers
the leaves or seedlike fruits of this plant, used for flavouring in pickles, soups, etc, and in medicine
dilly, adjective
Old English dile; related to Old High German tilli

British Dictionary definitions for dill (2 of 2)

dill2

noun

informal, mainly Australian and NZ a fool; idiot
C20: from dilly 2
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