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parsley

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noun pars·ley \ˈpär-slē\

Simple Definition of parsley

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

Full Definition of parsley

  1. :  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

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

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noun pars·ley \ˈpär-slē\

Definition of parsley

plural pars·leys

  1. :  a garden plant that has small leaves used to season or decorate various foods




Medical Dictionary

parsley

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noun pars·ley \ˈpär-slē\

Medical Definition of parsley

  1. :  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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