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chervil

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noun cher·vil \ˈchər-vəl\

Simple Definition of chervil

  • : an herb that is often used in cooking and salads

Full Definition of chervil

  1. :  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

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