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finocchio

[fi-noh-kee-oh] /fɪˈnoʊ kiˌoʊ/
noun, plural finocchios.
Also, finochio.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian finocchio < Vulgar Latin *fenuculum, for Latin fēniculum, faeniculum fennel
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  • Fennel, finocchio or anise-whatever it's called, this green leafstalk lends exotic flavor to meals.
British Dictionary definitions for finocchio

finocchio

/fɪˈnɒkɪˌəʊ/
noun
1.
a variety of fennel, Foeniculum vulgare dulce, with thickened stalks that resemble celery and are eaten as a vegetable, esp in S Europe Also called Florence fennel
Word Origin
C18: from Italian: fennel
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