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T. foenum-graecum

Definition:

an annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

T. foenum-graecum*
(* T. foenum-graecum may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Trigonella foenum-graecum [species] | fenugreek | Greek clover | T. foenumgraecum [abbreviation, nonstandard, species] | Trigonella foenumgraecum [nonstandard, species]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Fenugreek | Trigonella foenum-graecum [species]

an annual plant in the family Fabaceae. The plant has small round leaves, is cultivated worldwide as a semi-arid crop, and is a common ingredient in dishes from the Indian Subcontinent. It's known as methi in Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and ... (42 of 1775 words, pronunciation, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Fenugreek

Britannica Encyclopedia:

fenugreek [herb] | Foenugreek

slender annual herb of the pea family or its dried seeds, used as a food, a flavouring, and a medicine. The seeds' aroma and taste are strong, ... (27 of 232 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/204333​/fenugreek

New World Dictionary:

fenugreek | Trigonella foenumgraecum [species]

a leguminous herb native to southeastern Europe and western Asia, used for forage and formerly in medicine and having seeds used in cooking (23 of 40 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fenugreek

Wiktionary:

fenugreek | fenugreeks [plural]

A spice made from the seeds of Trigonella foenum-graecum, used in Indian and Thai cooking. (15 of 20 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fenugreek

Collins Dictionary:

fenugreek

an annual heavily scented Mediterranean leguminous plant, "Trigonella foenum-graecum", with hairy stems and white flowers: cultivated for forage and ... (19 of 377 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fenugreek

Oxford Dictionary:

fenugreek | methi [Indian]

a white-flowered herbaceous plant of the pea family, with aromatic seeds that are used for flavouring, especially ground and used in curry powder.; ... (23 of 76 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/fenugreek

American Heritage Dictionary:

fenugreek

A cloverlike Eurasian plant "(Trigonella foenum-graecum") having white flowers. Its mildly bitter seeds and aromatic leaves are used as flavorings. | ... (20 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fenugreek

Merriam-Webster:

fenugreek

a leguminous annual Eurasian herb (Trigonella foenum-graecum) with aromatic seeds ; also, its seeds (14 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/fenugreek

Random House Dictionary:

fenugreek

a plant, "Trigonella foenum-graecum", of the legume family, indigenous to western Asia, but extensively cultivated elsewhere, chiefly for forage and ... (20 of 35 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/fenugreek

Cambridge Dictionary:

fenugreek

a plant with hard yellowish brown seeds used as a spice in South Asian cooking (15 of 20 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fenugreek

Columbia Encyclopedia:

herbaceous plant | woody plant | herbaceous plants

plant whose stem is soft and green and shows little growth of wood. The term is used to distinguish such plants from woody plants. Herbaceous plants, ... (26 of 103 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0823439​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

herb [countable] | herbs [plural]

a plant used for adding flavour to food or as a medicine (12 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/herb

Encarta Dictionary:

fenugreek

the aromatic seeds of a leguminous plant. Use: in medicine, food flavoring. | the leguminous plant whose seeds are fenugreek. Native to: Europe, Asia. ... (23 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861610986​/definition​.html  [offline]

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