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.

Words nearby fenugreek

Origin of fenugreek

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