Meaning of DILL in English

1. n.1 an umbelliferous herb, Anethum graveolens, with yellow flowers and aromatic seeds.

2 the leaves or seeds of this plant used for flavouring and medicinal purposes.

Phrases and idioms:

dill pickle pickled cucumber etc. flavoured with dill. dill-water a distillate of dill used as a carminative.

Etymology: OE dile 2. n. Austral. sl.

1. a fool or simpleton.

2 the victim of a trickster.

Etymology: app. back-form. f. DILLY(2)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.