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fennel Line breaks: fen¦nel
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛn(ə)l/

Definition of fennel in English:


[mass noun]
An aromatic yellow-flowered European plant of the parsley family, with feathery leaves.
Example sentences
  • Angelica belongs to the Umbellifer family and is of similar habit to dill, fennel, caraway and lovage.
  • Place the star anise, bay leaf, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick and ginger in a mortar.
  • These include soya products, beetroot, parsley, root fennel and yams.


Old English finule, fenol, from Latin faeniculum, diminutive of faenum 'hay'.

Words that rhyme with fennel

antennal, crenel, kennel

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