What does the word fennel mean?

Usage examples for fennel

  1. Excuse me for the eating- house comparison, but you remind me of fresh salted cucumber; it still smells of the hotbed, so to speak, and yet has a smack of the salt and a scent of fennel about it. – The Darling and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  2. It is very simple, said Peascod; only seed and honey dew, stirred from left to right with a sprig of fennel. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  3. Wherein does hemlock resemble fennel? – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett