a plant, Anethum graveolens, of the parsley family, having aromatic seeds and finely divided leaves, both of which are used for flavoring food.

before 900; Middle English di(l)le, Old English dile; akin to German Dill, Swedish dill

dilled, adjective
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dill1 (dɪl)
1.  an umbelliferous aromatic Eurasian plant, Anethum graveolens, with finely dissected leaves and umbrella-shaped clusters of yellow flowers
2.  the leaves or seedlike fruits of this plant, used for flavouring in pickles, soups, etc, and in medicine
[Old English dile; related to Old High German tilli]

informal chiefly (Austral), (NZ) a fool; idiot
[C20: from dilly2]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. dile "dill, anise," a W.Gmc. word of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
We eat it by the forkful, traditionally with sides of dill pickles, coffee and
Season with salt as needed, and serve in bowls garnished with minced dill and a
  dollop of sour cream.
She cried throughout, and had to be dosed with dill water.
The peppers, eggplants, and dill are fruiting and flowering adamantly.
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