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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fen·nel /ˈfɛnḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fen·nel /ˈfɛnḷ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fen·nel n.  Bot. A perennial plant of the genus Fæniculum (Fæniculum vulgare), having very finely divided leaves.  It is cultivated in gardens for the agreeable aromatic flavor of its seeds.
    Smell of sweetest fennel.   --Milton.
    A sprig of fennel was in fact the theological smelling bottle of the tender sex.   --S. G. Goodrich.
 Azorean fennel, or Sweet fennel, (Fæniculum dulce).  It is a smaller and stouter plant than the common fennel, and is used as a pot herb.
 Dog's fennel (Anthemis Cotula), a foul-smelling European weed; -- called also mayweed.
 Fennel flower Bot., an herb (Nigella) of the Buttercup family, having leaves finely divided, like those of the fennel. Nigella Damascena is common in gardens.  Nigella sativa furnishes the fennel seed, used as a condiment, etc., in India.  These seeds are the “fitches” mentioned in Isaiah (xxviii. 25).
 Fennel water Med., the distilled water of fennel seed.  It is stimulant and carminative.
 Giant fennel (Ferula communis), has stems full of pith, which, it is said, were used to carry fire, first, by Prometheus.
 Hog's fennel, a European plant (Peucedanum officinale) looking something like fennel.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any of several aromatic herbs having edible seeds and leaves
           and stems
      2: aromatic bulbous stem base eaten cooked or raw in salads
         [syn: Florence fennel, finocchio]
      3: leaves used for seasoning [syn: common fennel]