noun, plural finocchios.
Also, finochio.

1715–25; < Italian finocchio < Vulgar Latin *fenuculum, for Latin fēniculum, faeniculum fennel Unabridged
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finocchio or finochio (fɪˈnɒkɪˌəʊ)
Also called: Florence fennel a variety of fennel, Foeniculum vulgare dulce, with thickened stalks that resemble celery and are eaten as a vegetable, esp in S Europe
[C18: from Italian: fennel]
finochio or finochio
[C18: from Italian: fennel]

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