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.
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.
(informal) A fool.
Other Word Forms
Origin of dill
- Middle English dile from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition