English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , from the fenel Old English , finuᵹl (weak feminine forms); finule , fenol (masculine forms), from finul Old French , from the fenoil Vulgar Latin , fēnuclum , fēnoclum , from the Classical fēnuculum Latin , a faeniculum diminutive form of faenum ( “ hay ” ); compare the Italian , the finocchio Occitan , the fenolh French , and the fenouil Spanish . hinojo
Pronunciation [ edit ]
fennel ( usually , uncountable plural ) fennels
plant, , of the Foeniculum vulgare parsley family, which has a sweet, anise-like flavor. The
bulb, leaves, or stalks of the plant, eaten as a vegetable. The
seeds of the fennel plant used as a spice in cooking.
Derived terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
Foeniculum vulgare, the plant
bulb, leaves, or stalks eaten as a vegetable
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