F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fer-oo-luh, fer-yoo-]
    • /ˈfɛr ʊ lə, ˈfɛr yʊ-/
    • /ˈferj.uː.lə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-oo-luh, fer-yoo-]
    • /ˈfɛr ʊ lə, ˈfɛr yʊ-/

Definitions of ferula word

  • noun plural ferula Botany. any of various plants belonging to the genus Ferula, of the parsley family, chiefly of the Mediterranean region and central Asia, generally tall and coarse with dissected leaves, many of the Asian species yielding strongly scented, medicinal gum resins. 1
  • noun plural ferula ferule1 (def 1). 1
  • noun ferula (obsolete) A ferule. 1
  • noun ferula any large umbelliferous plant of the Mediterranean genus Ferula, having thick stems and dissected leaves: cultivated as the source of several strongly scented gum resins, such as galbanum 0
  • noun ferula any of a genus (Ferula) of plants of the umbel family, valuable as a source of various gums, as asafetida 0
  • abbreviation FERULA ferule 0

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Origin of ferula

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < New Latin, Latin; see ferule1

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ferula popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ferula usage trend in Literature

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