Fenugreek meaning

fĕnyə-grēk, fĕnə-
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.
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The seeds or leaves of this plant.
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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.
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A spice made from the seeds of Trigonella foenum-graecum, used in Indian and Thai cooking.
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Origin of fenugreek

  • Middle English fenigrek from Old French fenegrec from Latin fēnugraecum from fēnum Graecum fēnum hay fennel Graecum neuter of Graecus Greek Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin foenum (“hay”) (variant of faenum) + Graecum (“Greek”) (neuter form of Graecus), “Greek hay”.

    From Wiktionary