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  1. Rare spelling of finocchio.
    • 1845, Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, and Henry John Rose [eds.], Encyclopædia Metropolitana, volume 6, page 103
      Finnochio or Sweet fennel (Fœniculum dulce of Bauhin) is a biennial plant, a native of Italy and Portugal. It differs from common fennel in its dwarfer stature, darker hue, and shorter duration.
    • 1857, Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, During the Forty-Sixth Session, 1856–57 (Henry Greenwood), № 11, page 95
      Finnochio is sometimes grown in this country. Its seed or fruit, and the essential oil distilled from it, find a place in our pharmacopœias, but are rarely used. Their warm stimulant properties lead to their employment in the flatulent colic of infants.
    • 1886, Lee Meriwether, A Tramp Trip: How to See Europe on Fifty Cents a Day (Harper & brothers), page 35
      On the earth underneath is grown a crop of finnochio, or asparagus, or berries.
    • 1892, Lee Meriwether, Afloat and Ashore on the Mediterranean (C. Scribner’s Sons), page 255
      Francati had filled the cask with fresh water; he had also laid in a supply of finnochio and eggs, so that the dinner we had, after leaving Pæstum, was quite a swell affair.
    • 1893, Gardeners Chronicle & New Horticulturist (Haymarket Publishing), page 366
      We are sure that, when Finnochio is better known in northern countries, it will be as much appreciated as Celery.