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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fen-yoo-greek, fen-oo-]
    • /ˈfɛn yʊˌgrik, ˈfɛn ʊ-/
    • /ˈfen.ʊ.ɡriːk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fen-yoo-greek, fen-oo-]
    • /ˈfɛn yʊˌgrik, ˈfɛn ʊ-/

Definitions of fenugreek word

  • noun fenugreek a plant, Trigonella foenum-graecum, of the legume family, indigenous to western Asia, but extensively cultivated elsewhere, chiefly for forage and for its mucilaginous seeds, which are used in medicine. 1
  • noun fenugreek A white -flowered herbaceous plant of the pea family, with aromatic seeds that are used for flavoring, especially ground and used in curry powder. 1
  • noun fenugreek aromatic herb 1
  • noun fenugreek an annual heavily scented Mediterranean leguminous plant, Trigonella foenum-graecum, with hairy stems and white flowers: cultivated for forage and for its medicinal seeds 0
  • noun fenugreek a leguminous herb (Trigonella foenumgraecum) native to SE Europe and W Asia, used for forage and formerly in medicine and having seeds used in cooking 0

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Origin of fenugreek

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English fenugrek, Old English fēnogrēcum < Latin fēnum Graecum literally, Greek hay. See fennel

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Parts of speech for Fenugreek


fenugreek popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fenugreek usage trend in Literature

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