Fenugreek



[fen-yoo-greek, fen-oo-] /ˈfɛn yʊˌgrik, ˈfɛn ʊ-/

noun
1.
a plant, Trigonella foenum-graecum, of the legume family, indigenous to western Asia, but extensively cultivated elsewhere, chiefly for forage and for its mucilaginous seeds, which are used in medicine.
/ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk/
noun
1.
an annual heavily scented Mediterranean leguminous plant, Trigonella foenum-graecum, with hairy stems and white flowers: cultivated for forage and for its medicinal seeds
n.

Old English fenograecum, from Latin faenugraecum, literally “Greek hay,” from faenum (see fennel) + Graecum. The modern form in English is from Middle French fenugrec.

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