fenugreek definition by Webster's New World
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a leguminous herb (Trigonella foenumgraecum) native to SE Europe and W Asia, used for forage and formerly in medicine and having seeds used in cooking
Origin of fenugreekMiddle English fenugrek ; from Old French fenugrec ; from Classical Latin faenum-graecum, literally , Greek hay
fenugreek definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A Eurasian plant (Trigonella foenum-graecum) in the pea family, having white flowers and trifoliolate leaves. Its mildly bitter seeds and aromatic leaves are used as flavorings.
- The seeds or leaves of this plant.
Origin of fenugreekMiddle English fenigrek, from Old French fenegrec, from Latin fēnugraecum, from fēnum Graecum : fēnum, hay; see fennel + Graecum, neuter of Graecus, Greek; see Greek.
fenugreek definition by Wiktionary
(usually uncountable, plural fenugreeks)
From Latin foenum (“hay”) (variant of faenum) + Graecum (“Greek”) (neuter form of Graecus), “Greek hay”.