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Webster 1913 Edition


Parsley

Pars′ley

(pärs′ly̆)
,
Noun.
[OE.
persely
,
persil
, F.
persil
, L.
petroselinum
rock parsley, Gr.
πετροσέλινον
;
πέτροσ
stone +
σέλινον
parsley. Cf.
Celery
.]
(Bot.)
An aromatic umbelliferous herb (
Carum Petroselinum
), having finely divided leaves which are used in cookery and as a garnish.
As she went to the garden for
parsley
, to stuff a rabbit.
Shakespeare
Fool’s parsley
.
See under
Fool
.
Hedge parsley
,
Milk parsley
,
Stone parsley
,
names given to various weeds of similar appearance to the parsley.
Parsley fern
(Bot.)
,
a small fern with leaves resembling parsley (
Cryptogramme crispa
).
Parsley piert
(Bot.)
,
a small herb (
Alchemilla arvensis
) formerly used as a remedy for calculus.

Webster 1828 Edition


Parsley

P`ARSLEY

,
Noun.
[L. petroselinon; Gr. a stone, and parsley; stone-parsley, a plant growing among rocks.] A plant of the genus Apium. The leaves of parsley are used in cookery, and the root is an aperient medicine.

Definition 2022


parsley

parsley

English

Noun

parsley (usually uncountable, plural parsleys)

  1. (countable, uncountable) A bright green, biennial herb, Petroselinum crispum or Petroselinum neapolitanum having either flat or curled leaves.
  2. (uncountable) The leaves of this plant used in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking.

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