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fennel

FEN'NEL, n. [L. faeiculum, from faenum, hay.]

A fragrant plant of the genus Anethum, cultivated in gardens.



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FEN'NEL, n. [L. faeiculum, from faenum, hay.]

A fragrant plant of the genus Anethum, cultivated in gardens.

FEN'NEL, n. [Sax. fenol; G. fenchel; D. venkel; Sw. fenkål; Dan. fennikel; W. fenigyl; Fr. fenouil; Sp. hinojo; It. finocchio; Ir. feneul; L. fœniculum, from fœnum, hay.]

A fragrant plant of the genus Fœniculum, cultivated in gardens.


Fen"nel
  1. A perennial plant of the genus Fæniculum (F. vulgare), having very finely divided leaves. It is cultivated in gardens for the agreeable aromatic flavor of its seeds.

    Smell of sweetest fennel. Milton.

    A sprig of fennel was in fact the theological smelling bottle of the tender sex. S. G. Goodrich.

    Azorean, or Sweet, fennel, (Fæniculum dulce). It is a smaller and stouter plant than the common fennel, and is used as a pot herb. -- Dog's fennel (Anthemis Cotula), a foul- smelling European weed; -- called also mayweed. -- Fennel flower (Bot.), an herb (Nigella) of the Buttercup family, having leaves finely divided, like those of the fennel. N. Damascena is common in gardens. N. sativa furnishes the fennel seed, used as a condiment, etc., in India. These seeds are the "fitches" mentioned in Isaiah (xxviii. 25). -- Fennel water (Med.), the distilled water of fennel seed. It is stimulant and carminative. -- Giant fennel (Ferula communis), has stems full of pith, which, it is said, were used to carry fire, first, by Prometheus. -- Hog's fennel, a European plant (Peucedanum officinale) looking something like fennel.

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Fennel

FEN'NEL, noun [Latin faeiculum, from faenum, hay.]

A fragrant plant of the genus Anethum, cultivated in gardens.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

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