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Origin: Middle English fenugrek ; from Old French fenugrec ; from Classical Latin faenum-graecum, literally , Greek hay
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- A cloverlike Eurasian plant (Trigonella foenum-graecum) having white flowers. Its mildly bitter seeds and aromatic leaves are used as flavorings.
- The seeds or leaves of this plant.
Origin: Middle English fenigrek, from Old French fenegrec, from Latin fēnugraecum, from fēnum Graecum : fēnum, hay; see fennel + Graecum, neuter of Graecus, Greek; see Greek.