- 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 of dillMiddle English and Old English dile, akin to Old Saxon dille, Old High German tilli
- An aromatic herb (Anethum graveolens) in the parsley family, 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 of dillMiddle English dile from Old English
(countable and uncountable, plural dills)
(third-person singular simple present dills, present participle dilling, simple past and past participle dilled)