noun \ˈchər-vəl\

: an herb that is often used in cooking and salads

Full Definition of CHERVIL

:  an aromatic herb (Anthriscus cerefolium) of the carrot family with divided leaves that are often used in soups and salads; also :  any of several related plants

Origin of CHERVIL

Middle English cherville, from Old English cerfille, from Latin caerefolium, modification of Greek *chairephyllon, from chairein to rejoice + phyllon leaf — more at yearn, blade
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with CHERVIL


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