fennochio

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fennochio

  1. Rare spelling of finocchio.
    • 1829, Jethro Tull, The Horse-Hoeing Husbandry (spelling modernised; pub. William Cobbett), page 90
      Fennochio removed, is never so good and tender as that which is not; it receives such a check in transplanting in its infancy, which, like the rickets, leaves knots that indurate the parts of the fennel, and spoil it from being a dainty.
    • 1841 November, “Sketches of Italy” in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (William Blackwood & Sons), volume 50, page 576
      Unsuccessful endeavours have been made to cultivate the Fennochio in England and France.
    • 1877, Norman Macleod and Donald Macleod [eds.], Good Words (Alexander Strahan and Co.), volume 18, page 487
      The monks grow large quantities of artichokes, lettuce, and fennochio; and interspersed among the beds of vegetables are orange and other fruit trees, and little trellises of cane, wreathed with the young, downy leaves of the vine.
    • 1917, Muriel Hine, Autumn (John Lane), page 88
      “That’s root-fennel — do try it,” said the Squire. “ ‘Fennochio,’ like you get in Italy. People here only seem to know the stronger leaf used for sauces.”
    • 1920, Burton Edward Livingston and Jacob Richard Schramm [eds.], and Mildred Stratton Krauss [compil.], Botanical Abstracts (Williams & Wilkins), volumes 5–6, page 104
      Red rot (Rhizoctonia violacea) occurs mostly in wet fields. Diseased plants should be removed and destroyed. Land should be drained and quick lime worked in. It should not be planted to sugar beet, fodder beet, alfalfa, red clover, serradella, potato, asparagus, or fennochio as these plants are attacked by the fungus.