chervil

noun
cher·​vil | \ ˈchər-vəl How to pronounce chervil (audio) \

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

Examples of chervil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, garlic, parsley, thyme, chervil and salt. Kayla Stewart, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2021 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamom, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, lemon balm, lovage, mint, nasturtium, oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram, tarragon, thyme and watercress 6. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 25 Sep. 2021 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamon, chervil, chives, coriander, costmary, dill, fennel, ginger, lemon balm, sweet marjoram, Mexican tarragon, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme and watercress 6. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Feb. 2021 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamom, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, lemon balm, lovage, mint, nasturtium, oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram, tarragon, thyme and water cress 6. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Sep. 2020 Grow seedlings of herbs such as chervil, dill, and watercress in well-draining soil in a location that receives four to six hours of sunshine. Sunset Magazine, 10 Sep. 2020 Plant seeds or transplants of dill, parsley, fennel, cilantro, arugula, borage, chamomile and chervil. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 3 Sep. 2020 Southern California Plant Plant seedlings of culinary herbs, including basil, chervil, chives, lemongrass, mint, and parsley. Sunset Magazine, 3 Aug. 2020 French: Classic French cooking often includes herbs de provence, a mix comprised of basil, fennel, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, tarragon and thyme, and fines herbes, which includes parsley, tarragon, chervil and chives. cleveland, 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of chervil

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Chervil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chervil. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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chervil

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English Language Learners Definition of chervil

: an herb that is often used in cooking and salads

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