Finocchio definition

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A variety of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce), cooked as a vegetable: its thick, celerylike, anise-flavored stalks are also eaten raw.
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A fennel cultivar with a bulb-like structure at its base, used as a vegetable; Florence fennel (Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum).
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(derogatory slang) A male homosexual. (in β-forms, rare) A lesbian.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
finocchio
Plural:
finocchi, finocchios

Origin of finocchio

  • From the Italian finocchio (“fennel”, (derogatory): “male homosexual”).

    From Wiktionary