[ fi-noh-kee-oh ]
/ fɪˈnoʊ kiˌoʊ /
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noun, plural fi·no·cchi·os.
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Origin of finocchio
1715–25; <Italian finocchio<Vulgar Latin *fenuculum, for Latin fēniculum, faeniculumfennel
Words nearby finocchio
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British Dictionary definitions for finocchio
/ (fɪˈnɒkɪˌəʊ) /
a variety of fennel, Foeniculum vulgare dulce, with thickened stalks that resemble celery and are eaten as a vegetable, esp in S EuropeAlso called: Florence fennel
Word Origin for finocchio
C18: from Italian: fennel
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