Fenochio definition

1723 August 14th, Robert Digby, Letter to Alexander Pope, letter XIV (of XVIII) in “Letters to and from the Honourable Robert Digby, from 1717 to 1724” in The Works of Alexander Pope, volume VI (2nd edition, 1737), page 95

How thrive your garden-plants? how look the trees? how ſpring the Brocoli and the Fenochio? hard names to ſpell! how did the poppies bloom? and how is the great room approved? what parties have you had of pleaſure? what in the grotto? what upon the Thames?

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1871, Augustus John Cuthbert Hare, Walks in Rome, volume 1 (2010 reprint), page 35

January is generally cold for sitting out, and February wet; and before the end of March the vegetation is often so far advanced that the Alban Hills, which have retained glorious sapphire and amethyst tints all winter, change into commonplace green English downs; while the Campagna, from the crimson and gold of its dying thistles and fenochii, becomes a lovely green plain waving with flowers.

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Noun

Singular:
fenochio
Plural:
fenochi, fenochii