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Meaning of fennel

fen•nel

Pronunciation: (fen'l), [key]
— n.
  1. a plant, Foeniculum vulgare, of the parsley family, having feathery leaves and umbels of small, yellow flowers.
  2. the aromatic fruits of this plant, used in cookery and medicine.
  3. any of various more or less similar plants, as Ferula communisa tall, ornamental plant.
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