[fen-l] /ˈfɛn l/
a plant, Foeniculum vulgare, of the parsley family, having feathery leaves and umbels of small, yellow flowers.
Also, fennel seed. the aromatic fruits of this plant, used in cookery and medicine.
any of various more or less similar plants, as Ferula communis (giant fennel) a tall, ornamental plant.
a strong-smelling yellow-flowered umbelliferous plant, Foeniculum vulgare, whose seeds and feathery leaves are used to season and flavour food See also finocchio
another name for mayweed
Old English fenol, finul, perhaps via (or influenced by) Old French fenoil or directly from Vulgar Latin fenuculum, from Latin feniculum, diminutive of fenum, faenum “hay,” probably literally “produce” (see fecund). Apparently so called from its hay-like appearance and sweet odor.
[fen-l-flou-er] /ˈfɛn lˌflaʊ ər/ noun 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Nigella, of the buttercup family, especially N. sativa, the seeds of which are used, especially in the East, as a condiment and medicine. 2. the of this plant. /ˈfɛnəlˌflaʊə/ noun 1. any of various Mediterranean ranunculaceous plants of the genus Nigella, […]
[fen-fen] /ˈfɛnˌfɛn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a drug that is a combination of fenfluramine and phentermine, formerly used in treating obesity but withdrawn from the market because of its potential to cause valvular heart disease. noun a former prescription diet drug of fenfluramine hydrochloride or dexfenfluramine combined with phentermine, and now banned; also called phen-fen Word […]
[fenz] /fɛnz/ noun 1. Also called Fenland. a marshy lowland region in E England, S of the Wash: partly drained and channeled since the 17th century. [fen] /fɛn/ noun 1. low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh. 2. the Fens, a marshy region W and S of The Wash, in […]
[fen-ster] /ˈfɛn stər/ noun, Geology. 1. an erosional break in an overthrust rock sheet, exposing the rocks that underlie the sheet.