Definition of Fenugreek

1. Noun. Annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry.

Exact synonyms: Greek Clover, Trigonella Foenumgraecum
Terms within: Fenugreek Seed
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Trigonella, Trigonella



2. Noun. Aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry.

Definition of Fenugreek

1. n. A plant (trigonella Fœnum Græcum) cultivated for its strong-smelling seeds, which are

Definition of Fenugreek

1. Noun. A spice made from the seeds of ''Trigonella foenum-graecum'', used in Indian and Thai cooking. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fenugreek

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Medical Definition of Fenugreek

1. A plant (trigonella Foenum Graecum) cultivated for its strong-smelling seeds, which are "now only used for giving false importance to horse medicine and damaged hay." Origin: L. Faenum Graecum, lit, Greek hay: cf. F. Fenugrec. Cf. Fennel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Fenugreek

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1. The Chemical Works of Caspar Neumann by Caspar Neumann, William Lewis (1773)
"THE feeds of fenugreek may be referred to this ... a little of the fenugreek, but gives no appearance of any ..."

2. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"212) is of much the same size and form as that of the common bean. BIBLIOGRAPHY. See General Bibliography, pp. 671-674: Moeller (29). fenugreek. ..."

3. Monks' Cookbook by Himalayan Academy, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1997)
"fenugreek SEEDS, Trigonella foenumgraecum No sambar is complete without fenugreek (methi) seeds. ... fenugreek is also a digestion-aiding spice. ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1910)
"The fenugreek yielded 11745 pounds per acre solid are*, or 8432 pounds orchard area, while the common vetch yielded 19140 pounds per acre solid area, ..."

5. Journal by California Legislature (1905)
"fenugreek grew very well on both poor and good soil, and matured a good crop-of seed. ... fenugreek did not make much of a success as a winter grower. ..."

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