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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

OTHER WORDS FROM 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

Derived forms of dill

dilly, adjective

Word Origin for dill

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

Word Origin for dill

C20: from dilly 2
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