from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cloverlike Eurasian plant (Trigonella foenum-graecum) having white flowers. Its mildly bitter seeds and aromatic leaves are used as flavorings.
- n. The seeds or leaves of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A spice made from the seeds of Trigonella foenum-graecum, used in Indian and Thai cooking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant (trigonella Fœnum Græcum) cultivated for its strong-smelling seeds, which are.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Trigonella Fænum-græcum, an annual leguminous plant indigenous to western Asia, but widely naturalized, and extensively cultivated in Asia, Africa, and some parts of Europe. The mucilaginous seeds are used as food, and also in medicine. Also fænugreek.
- n. See fenugreek.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry
- n. annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry
Middle English fenigrek, from Old French fenegrec, from Latin fēnugraecum, from fēnum Graecum : fēnum, hay; see fennel + Graecum, neuter of Graecus, Greek; see Greek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)