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


  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


  1. informal, mainly Australian and NZ a fool; idiot

Old English dile “dill, anise,” a West Germanic word of unknown origin (cf. Old Saxon dilli, Middle Dutch and Dutch dille, Swedish dill, German Dill).

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