Definition of fenugreek noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfenjʊɡriːk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfenjʊɡriːk//
[uncountable] Herbs and spices
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a plant with hard yellow-brown seeds that are used in S Asian cooking as a spice See related entries: Herbs and spices Word OriginOld English fenogrecum (superseded in Middle English by forms from Old French fenugrec), from Latin faenugraecum, from faenum graecum ‘Greek hay’ (the Romans used the dried plant as fodder).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fenugreek