- any of a genus (Anethum) of plants of the umbel family, esp. a European herb (A. graveolens) with bitter seeds and aromatic leaves, used to flavor pickles, soups, etc.
- the seeds or leaves
- dill pickle
Origin: ME & OE dile, akin to OS dille, OHG tilli
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- An aromatic herb (Anethum graveolens) native to Eurasia, having finely dissected leaves and small yellow flowers clustered in umbels.
- The leaves or seeds of this plant, used as a seasoning.
Origin: Middle English dile, from Old English.