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 Add the parsley and chervil and top with the fried oysters. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Whitney Otawka of Greyfield Inn," 2 Nov. 2019 The salad of baby lettuces and chervil ($9.50) is Greens’ argument for the supremacy of vegetables in a nutshell. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Greens is brighter than ever as it soars through its midlife crisis," 3 Oct. 2019 The most versatile include parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, dill, tarragon, chives, with less familiar members including chervil, lemon verbena and lovage, among others. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 The most versatile include parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, dill, tarragon, chives, with less familiar members including chervil, lemon verbena and lovage, among others. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 The most versatile include parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, dill, tarragon, chives, with less familiar members including chervil, lemon verbena and lovage, among others. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 The most versatile include parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, dill, tarragon, chives, with less familiar members including chervil, lemon verbena and lovage, among others. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 The most versatile include parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, dill, tarragon, chives, with less familiar members including chervil, lemon verbena and lovage, among others. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 The most versatile include parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, dill, tarragon, chives, with less familiar members including chervil, lemon verbena and lovage, among others. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019

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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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18 Nov 2019

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The first known use of chervil was before the 12th century

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chervil

noun
How to pronounce chervil (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of chervil

: an herb that is often used in cooking and salads

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