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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "October in the Garden," 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, "50+ Things to Do in Your Garden Now," 10 Sep. 2020 Plant seeds or transplants of dill, parsley, fennel, cilantro, arugula, borage, chamomile and chervil. Dan Gill,, "Vegetables and herbs to plant now, where to plant a pecan tree and more from Dan Gill," 3 Sep. 2020 Southern California Plant Plant seedlings of culinary herbs, including basil, chervil, chives, lemongrass, mint, and parsley. Sunset Magazine, "45 Things to Do in Your Garden Right Now," 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, "Fresh, flavorful herbs are always at the ready in a kitchen garden," 1 June 2020 Put the pasta in the dish and garnish with small tomato cubes and the chervil. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, "18 Italian Hotel Chefs Share Their Favorite Recipes to Help You Get a Taste of Italy at Home," 6 Apr. 2020 Garnish the dish with some chervil leaves and zucchini blossoms julienne. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, "18 Italian Hotel Chefs Share Their Favorite Recipes to Help You Get a Taste of Italy at Home," 6 Apr. 2020 Add the parsley and chervil and top with the fried oysters. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Whitney Otawka of Greyfield Inn," 2 Nov. 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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The first known use of chervil was before the 12th century

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“Chervil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chervil

: an herb that is often used in cooking and salads

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