fenugreek

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fenugreek aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry
    • n fenugreek annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fenugreek (Bot) A plant (trigonella Fœnum Græcum) cultivated for its strong-smelling seeds, which are
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fenugreek The Trigonella Fænum-græcum, an annual leguminous plant indigenous to western Asia, but widely naturalized, and extensively cultivated in Asia, Africa, and some parts of Europe. The mucilaginous seeds are used as food, and also in medicine. Also fænugreek.
    • n fenugreek See fenugreek.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fenugreek fen′ū-grēk a genus of leguminous plants, allied to clover and melilot.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. faenum Graecum, lit., Greek hay: cf. F. fenugrec,. Cf. Fennel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fenum-græcum, 'Greek hay.'

Usage

In literature:

FENUGREEK, OIL OF, used in trapping, 152.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
Fenugreek Seed, three ounces, and Pulv.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Vantheyam (Tamil name) Fenugreek.
"The Curry Cook's Assistant" by Daniel Santiagoe
Ground into flour and mixed with Fenugreek seed, it is baked into bread.
"The Khedive's Country" by George Manville Fenn
A seasoning of ground fenugreek or spice is sometimes given to shy feeders to encourage them to eat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
Next in importance come ginger, coriander, aniseed, black cummin, and fenugreek.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

Henri bartender Clint Rogers happened to be walking by the Spice House in Old Town when he got word of his challenge from Sterling Field of Sable: fenugreek .
These fenugreek leaves aren't as innocuous as they look.
A little-known fact is that fenugreek seeds help control cholesterol and regulate blood glucose .
Fenugreek seed lowers overall serum cholesterol, and reduces triglycerides.
In one human study, 2.5 g of fenugreek per day for three months significantly reduced these cardiac risk factors.
Now deposit them in a cream sauce laced with such spices as coriander, cinnamon, clove, cumin, and fenugreek, rendering the gravy dark and fragrant.
Five seeds: cumin, fennel, fenugreek, brown mustard, and nigella.
Try the Yemeni national dish, saltah— a fiery meat stew fragrant with the aroma of cumin and fenugreek.
Yemen Café is Bay Ridge's second restaurant from that Arabian Peninsula country, and there you can dig salta, a bubbling pot of vegetable stew topped with a fenugreek emulsion that might remind you of egg whites.
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