Origin of fennel
Examples from the Web for fennel
At first, the taste is bright and mostly of fennel, then it slides into anise, and then fades away with a minty finish.
Trim the fennel bulbs, cut lengthwise in half, and cut out most of the core.
Spoon a little of the mixture, with the fennel seeds and pepper, over the top of each one, and set aside.
Set out bowls of the sauce for dipping, or let guests spoon it over their chicken and fennel.
Drain the fennel sticks, pat dry, and place on the platter next to the wings.
Captain Fennel turned his head and gazed at her with a hard stare.
Their flavor is sweet, aromatic, similar to that of the Rose, fennel or anise.American Pomology|J. A. Warder
He had waited there a short interval, when Mrs. Fennel burst in, wild with excitement.
Then they chew thyme or rock parsley or fennel, or rub their hands with these plants.Ideal Commonwealths|Various
In this order they move along the crowded streets, which are strewn with fennel, green branches, and leaves.
British Dictionary definitions for fennel
Word Origin for fennel
Word Origin and History for fennel
Old English fenol, finul, perhaps via (or influenced by) Old French fenoil or directly from Vulgar Latin fenuculum, from Latin feniculum, diminutive of fenum, faenum "hay," probably literally "produce" (see fecund). Apparently so called from its hay-like appearance and sweet odor.