- a plant, Trigonella foenum-graecum, of the legume family, indigenous to western Asia, but extensively cultivated elsewhere, chiefly for forage and for its mucilaginous seeds, which are used in medicine.
Origin of fenugreek
Examples from the Web for fenugreek
This simple recipe for asparagus with ginger, garlic, coriander, and fenugreek hits the perfect note.
Jeffrey and Naomi's simple recipe with ginger, garlic, coriander, and fenugreek hits the perfect note.
Ground into flour and mixed with Fenugreek seed, it is baked into bread.The Khedive's Country
George Manville Fenn
A good tonic powder is: two drams of gentian, two drams of ginger, one-half dram of fenugreek.Riding and Driving
Edward L. Anderson
“Fenugreek” sounds evil; and I should say a curry compounded of the above ingredients would taste like a “Number One” pick-me-up.Cakes & Ale
Methi, or Fenugreek, grows at all seasons, except from the 15th of November to the 12th of January.An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal
Fancis Buchanan Hamilton
Poultices of meal of various descriptions were commonly employed, linseed or fenugreek being the favourite media.The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy
Charles John Samuel Thompson
- an annual heavily scented Mediterranean leguminous plant, Trigonella foenum-graecum, with hairy stems and white flowers: cultivated for forage and for its medicinal seeds
Word Origin and History for fenugreek
Old English fenograecum, from Latin faenugraecum, literally "Greek hay," from faenum (see fennel) + Graecum. The modern form in English is from Middle French fenugrec.