from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aromatic herb (Anethum graveolens) native to Eurasia, having finely dissected leaves and small yellow flowers clustered in umbels.
- n. The leaves or seeds of this plant, used as a seasoning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Anethum graveolens (the sole species of the genus Anethum), is a herb, the seeds of which are moderately warming, pungent, and aromatic, and were formerly used as a soothing medicine for children; also known as dillseed.
- n. A cucumber pickled with dill flavoring, also called a dill pickle.
- n. a fool.
- v. To still; to assuage; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.
- v. To lull to sleep.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An herb (Peucedanum graveolens), the seeds of which are moderately warming, pungent, and aromatic, and were formerly used as a soothing medicine for children; -- called also dillseed.
- transitive v. To still; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An umbelliferousplant, Peucedanum (Anethum) graveolens, an erect glaucous annual, with finely divided leaves, yellow flowers, and an agreeably aromatic fruit.
- n. The two-seeded tare.
- To dull; blunt.
- 2. To soothe; still; calm.
- n. Same as dell.
- To conceal; hide.
- n. An obsolete dialectal form of dole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning
- n. aromatic threadlike foliage of the dill plant used as seasoning
Middle English dile, from Old English.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)