a variety of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce), cooked as a vegetable: its thick, celerylike, anise-flavored stalks are also eaten raw
Origin of finocchioItalian from Vulgar Latin an unverified form fenuculum from Classical Latin feniculum, fennel
Origin of finocchioItalian from Latin fēniculum fennel diminutive of faenum, fēnum hay ; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.
(plural finocchi or finocchios)
From the Italian finocchio (“fennel”, (derogatory): “male homosexual”).