American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. It is a native of the Mediterranean and Caucasian region, is a weed in many countries, and is frequently cultivated in gardens. It is extensively grown in India, where the seeds are much used for culinary and medicinal purposes. They yield a volatile oil having a lemon-like odor, and the distilled water is used as a stomachic and carminative, and as a vehicle fot other medicines.
- 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.
- 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. informal a fool.
- v. To still; to assuage; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.
- v. To lull to sleep.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) 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
- v. obsolete To still; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.
- 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)
“•dill oil - it can be obtained by anyone, by macerating the dill seeds in vegetal oil (olive oil if possible).”
“The soup looks delicious and I have to admit that anything that's paired with dill is usually wonderful ...”
“Sprinkle some water if it gets dry, and cook until the dill is soft.”
“I had SO much of it in my garden hence the name dill WEED I couldn't help but use it at every possible chance.”
“Remove the cabbage from the heat, stir in dill, lemon zest and lemon juice.”
“I was intrigued with the idea of dill in a salad with spinach, and I also loved the sound of the slightly-sweet dressing that had a touch of dry mustard and onion powder.”
“I've put hot sauce in it before to give it zip but the dill is a PERFECT taste for most fish.”
“The other usable part of the dill plant is the dried seeds which are a spice called dill seed.”
“Dill is used in three ways, with the fresh leaves being called dill, the dried leaves called dill weed, and the seeds called dill seed.”
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