fenugreek

[ fen-yoo-greek, fen-oo- ]
/ ˈfɛn yʊˌgrik, ˈfɛn ʊ- /

noun

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.

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Origin of fenugreek

before 1000; Middle English fenugrek,Old English fēnogrēcum<Latin fēnum Graecum literally, Greek hay. See fennel

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British Dictionary definitions for fenugreek

fenugreek
/ (ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk) /

noun

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 for fenugreek

Old English fēnogrēcum, from Latin fenum Graecum literally: Greek hay
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