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parsley

noun pars·ley \ˈpär-slē\

: a plant with small green leaves that are used to season or decorate food

Full Definition of PARSLEY

:  a European biennial herb (Petroselinum crispum) of the carrot family widely grown for its finely dissected curly or flat leaves which are used as an herb or garnish; also :  the leaves
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Origin of PARSLEY

Middle English persely, from Old English petersilie, from Vulgar Latin *petrosilium, alteration of Latin petroselinum, from Greek petroselinon, from petros stone + selinon celery
First Known Use: before 12th century
PARSLEY Defined for Kids

parsley

noun pars·ley \ˈpär-slē\
plural pars·leys

Definition of PARSLEY for Kids

:  a garden plant that has small leaves used to season or decorate various foods
Medical Dictionary

parsley

noun pars·ley \ˈpär-slē\

Medical Definition of PARSLEY

:  a southern European annual or biennial herb (Petroselinum crispum) of the carrot family having leaves which are used as a culinary herb or garnish and a root and seeds which have been used medicinally
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