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- n. Plural form of finocchio.
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Though the Franciscans live upon charity, they have almost always a garden connected with their convent, where they raise multitudes of cabbages, cauliflowers, _finocchi_, peas, beans, artichokes, and lettuce.
He looked up, executed a curious pantomime, shrugged his shoulders, shook his fore-finger, and motioned with his head and elbow sideways to a figure, visible to me, but not to her, of a brown Franciscan, who was amusing himself in gathering some _finocchi_, just round the corner of the wall.
They have bought land as far as the Colosseum; Nero's gold house, which stands in a _finocchi_ patch, is theirs too.
Combining two favorite chickpea based soups, one that simply combines them with saffron, the other with fennel, and we have our minestra di ceci con zafferano e finocchi.