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Definition: Ferula communis
, n. [L., giant fennel, Gr. na`rqhx.]
1. (Bot.) A tall umbelliferous plant (Ferula communis
, under Fennel
2. (Arch.) The portico in front of ancient churches;
sometimes, the atrium or outer court surrounded by
ambulatories; -- used, generally, for any vestibule,
lobby, or outer porch, leading to the nave of a church.
(f[e^]n"n[e^]l), n. [AS. fenol, finol, from L.
feniculum, faeniculum, dim. of fenum, faenum, hay: cf. F.
fenouil. Cf. Fenugreek
A perennial plant of the genus F[ae]niculum
), having very finely divided leaves. It is
cultivated in gardens for the agreeable aromatic flavor of
Smell of sweetest fennel. --Milton.
A sprig of fennel was in fact the theological smelling
bottle of the tender sex. --S. G.
, or Sweet fennel
, (F[ae]niculum dulce
It is a smaller and stouter plant than the common fennel,
and is used as a pot herb.
), a foul-smelling European
weed; -- called also mayweed
(Bot.), an herb (Nigella
) of the Buttercup
family, having leaves finely divided, like those of the
fennel. Nigella Damascena
is common in gardens. Nigella sativa
furnishes the fennel seed, used as a condiment,
etc., in India. These seeds are the “fitches”
in Isaiah (xxviii. 25).
(Med.), the distilled water of fennel seed. It
is stimulant and carminative.
), has stems full of pith,
which, it is said, were used to carry fire, first, by
, a European plant (Peucedanum officinale
looking something like fennel.