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Dill (?), n. [AS dile; akin to D. dille, OHG. tilli, G. dill, dille, Sw. dill, Dan. dild.] Bot.

An herb (Peucedanum graveolens), the seeds of which are moderately warming, pungent, and aromatic, and were formerly used as a soothing medicine for children; -- called also dill-seed.

<-- now Anethum graveolens -->

Dr. Prior.

 

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Dill, v. t. [OE. dillen, fr. dul dull, a.]

To still; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.

[Obs.]

 

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