Part of speech: noun

A tall aromatic European herb with yellow flowers.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Various.
  3. Wherein does hemlock resemble fennel? - "The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846", Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett.