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.

Origin of dill

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

dill

1
/ (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
Derived Formsdilly, adjective

Word Origin for dill

Old English dile; related to Old High German tilli

British Dictionary definitions for dill (2 of 2)

dill

2

noun

informal, mainly Australian and NZ a fool; idiot

Word Origin for dill

C20: from dilly 2
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Word Origin and History for dill

dill


n.

Old English dile "dill, anise," a West Germanic word of unknown origin (cf. Old Saxon dilli, Middle Dutch and Dutch dille, Swedish dill, German Dill).

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