fennel seed

fennel seed
noun
aromatic anis-scented seeds
Hypernyms: ↑flavorer, ↑flavourer, ↑flavoring, ↑flavouring, ↑seasoner, ↑seasoning
Part Holonyms: ↑common fennel, ↑Foeniculum vulgare

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noun
Etymology: Middle English fenel-seed, from Old English finolsǣd, from finol fennel + sǣd seed — more at seed
1. : the seed of fennel
2. : the seed of a fennel-flower (Nigella sativa) sometimes used as a condiment

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fennel seed,
1. the seed of the fennel.
2. the seed of the fennelflower.

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