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11:58 Sep 4, 2001
English to Urdu translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: what is \
black seed taken for health
Kalonji. What is this in English?
Nancy Pervaiz

Summary of answers provided
naNigella, Onion seeds
Poornima Iyengar
na -1fennelkashif



34 mins peer agreement (net): -1

fen·nel [fénn'l ] noun

1. aromatic plant: an aromatic plant of European origin, the seeds and feathery leaves of which have a light aniseed flavor and are used in cooking. Genus Foeniculum

2. edible plant: a type of fennel that produces a bulb and clump of short edible stalks resembling celery but with an aniseed flavor. It can be eaten raw or cooked. Latin name Foeniculum vulgareazoricum Also called finocchio Also called Florence fennel

    Reference: http://www.encarta.com
Local time: 10:03
Native speaker of: Native in UrduUrdu, Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Shahid Khan: its good transaltion
42 mins

disagree  Poornima Iyengar: Fennel/ Aniseed = Saunf
2 days 9 hrs

disagree  Rashid muhammad: it is just onion seed
8 days
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2 days 10 hrs
Nigella, Onion seeds

I don't agree with Kashif.
Fennel is not the same as Kalonji.
Kalonji doesn't have the flavour of aniseed whatsoever.

Fennel/ Aniseed = Saunf

Please check the site below having culinary terms in Hindi, the botanical name and the English equivalent.

    Reference: http://www.bawarchi.com/glossary.html
    Reference: http://www.syvum.com/recipes/indian/glosss1.html
Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 23:33
Native speaker of: English
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