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



BrE BrE//ˈfenl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfenl//
[uncountable] Vegetables
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a vegetable that has a thick round stem with a strong taste. The seeds and leaves are also used in cooking. See related entries: Vegetables Word OriginOld English finule, fenol, from Latin faeniculum, diminutive of faenum ‘hay’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fennel