Dictionary.com

fenugreek

[ fen-yoo-greek, fen-oo- ]
/ ˈfɛn yʊˌgrik, ˈfɛn ʊ- /
Save This Word!

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.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of fenugreek

First recorded before 1000; Middle English fenugrek, Old English fēnogrēcum, from Latin fēnum Graecum literally, “Greek hay”; see fennel

Words nearby fenugreek

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use fenugreek in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK