Definition of "fennel" []

  • A Eurasian plant (Foeniculum vulgare) having pinnate leaves, clusters of small yellow flowers grouped in umbels, and aromatic seeds used as flavoring. (noun)
  • The edible seeds or stalks of this plant. (noun)
  • A strong-smelling yellow-flowered umbelliferous plant, Foeniculum vulgare, whose seeds and feathery leaves are used to season and flavour food (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fennel" in a sentence
  • "I have tried telling her that she might want to call it "fennel", but to no avail."
  • "Cook, stirring frequently, until the fennel is golden brown and almost done."
  • "Cover, reduce the heat and simmer until the fennel is tender."