Fenugreek

Fenugreek seeds in a spoon and on a table with green leaves against a black wooden board

Trigonella foenum-graecum

Synonyms:
Hilba, Methi, Hu Lu Ba
Fenugreek (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English fenygreke, fenegrek, from Old French fenugrec, fengrec, from Latin foenum-graecum, from foenum (hay, variant of faenum) + graecum (Greek, neuter form of graecus), literally “Greek hay”.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛnjʊˌɡɹiːk/, /ˈfɛnjəˌɡɹiːk/
  • Hyphenation: fen‧u‧greek

Noun

fenugreek (usually uncountable, plural

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