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fenugreek

[ fen-yoo-greek, fen-oo- ]

noun

  1. 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.


fenugreek

/ ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk /

noun

  1. an annual heavily scented Mediterranean leguminous plant, Trigonella foenum-graecum , with hairy stems and white flowers: cultivated for forage and for its medicinal seeds


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fenugreek1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fenugreek1

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

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Example Sentences

The weave of cumin, ginger, fenugreek, coriander and more is warm and wonderful.

This fine example from Georges Vigouroux combines fruit, earth and exotic curry spice of fenugreek to concoct a savory, heady wine that will match many braised or grilled dishes.

Others are getting donated milk from human “milk banks” or guzzling foul-tasting fenugreek tea.

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.

The vegetable from which they made wine was not the fenugreek, but the carrot-bean (Prosopis dulcis mimosa).

They took us into their houses and gave us fish and meat and also fenugreek, and so we abode there for nine days.

On the following days other vessels were brought in scented with fenugreek, marjoram, and lily, all of extraordinary fragrancy.

A seasoning of ground fenugreek or spice is sometimes given to shy feeders to encourage them to eat.

Poultices of meal of various descriptions were commonly employed, linseed or fenugreek being the favourite media.

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