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- Anethum graveolens (the type species of the genus Anethum), a herb, the seeds of which are moderately warming, pungent, and aromatic, formerly used as a soothing medicine for children; also known as dillseed.
- 1940, Rosetta E. Clarkson, Green Enchantments: The Magic Spell of Gardens, The Macmillan Company, page 253:
- The life of one plant would be affected by another. Rue was definitely hostile to basil, rosemary to hyssop, but coriander, dill and chervil lived on the friendliest of terms[.]
- A cucumber pickled with dill flavoring.
- Synonym: dill pickle
terms derived from dill (noun)
herb of the species Anethum graveolens
dill pickle, cucumber pickled with dill
fool — see fool
- To cook or flavor with dill
- 2014, Anatoly (Tony) Kandiew, Red Devils, →ISBN, page 139:
- My mother would pickle them and dill them, and we still had an abundance of fresh vegetables left.
Variant of dull
- To still; to assuage; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.
- 1775, Robert Baillie, Letters and Journals: Written by the deceased Mr. Robert Baillie, Principal of the University of Glasgow, page 252:
- The noise of the Queen's voyage to France is dilled down ; no money for her furniture will be got in haste; and the Cardinal has no will of her mother.
- 1829, Publications - Issue 25, Volume 2, page x:
- The innocent was punished. The gear is payed and the thieves dilled down.
- 1829, John Spalding, James Skene, The History of the Troubles and Memorable Transactions in Scotland, page vii:
- The Provincial Assembly sits down. Dr. Guild moderator. Dr. Scroggie preaches. His sermon found faulty. It dills down.
- 1890, Thomas Nield, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England: A Drama, page 23:
- And there is nought to call them back, while these Curmudgeon generals dill down in their fear.
- 1938, Alexander Ross, Scot. Text S, page 195:
- That now the dinn o' it wad soon dill down, An' but a story at the last be found.
Perhaps a backformation from dilly (“silly”).
dill (plural dills)
- (Australia, informal) A fool.
- 2016, Robert G. Barrett, And De Fun Don't Done: A Les Norton Novel:
- He could go over and monster his way among the poms, but he was that drunk he'd probably only make a dill of himself.
- “dill”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- “dill”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- dill on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Anethum graveolens on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
- Anethum graveolens on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- ^ “dill”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
dill n (genitive singular dills, no plural)
declension of dill
dill c (uncountable)
- the herb dill
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