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An umbelliferous plant, kept in our gardens, principally for the use of the kitchen. The stalk is round, striated, hollow, upright, three feet high, and divided into a great many branches. The leaves are divided into numerous, narrow, and long parts, in the manner of fennel; but they are not so large. The flowers are small and yellow; they stand in clusters on the tops of the branches. The root is long. The seeds of dill are good against the colic; and they are said to be a specific against the hiccough, but I have known them tried without success.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.