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dill, Old World annual or biennial plant (Anethum graveolens) of the family Umbelliferae (parsley family), cultivated since at least since 400 BC The pungent, aromatic leaves and seeds are used for pickling and for flavoring sauces, salads, and soups. Dill water (a carminative) and oil of dill are made from the seeds. Dill was formerly used in charms against witchcraft. Dill is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Apiales, family Umbelliferae.

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dill / dil/ • n. an aromatic herb (Anethum graveolens) of the parsley family, with fine blue-green leaves and yellow flowers. The leaves and seeds are used esp. for flavoring and for medicinal purposes. ∎  (also dillweed or dill weed) the fresh or dried leaves of this plant used to flavor food.

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dill The aromatic herb Anethum graveolens (a member of the parsley family). The dried ripe seeds are used in pickles, sauces, etc. The young leaves are also used, fresh, dried, or frozen (dill weed) to flavour fish and other dishes. Dill pepper is a mixture of dill seed, dill weed, and ground black pepper, used as a condiment.

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dill the plant Anethum graveolens, having carminative properties. OE. dile and dyle, corr. to OS. dilli (Du. dille), OHG. tilli, and MDu. dulle, MHG. tülle, ON. dylla; of unkn. orig.

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dill Aromatic annual herb native to Europe. Its small oval seeds and feathery leaves are used in cooking. Family Apiaceae/Umbelliferae; species Anethum graveolens.

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