fool's parsley

noun

Definition of fool's parsley

: a poisonous European weed (Aethusa cynapium) of the carrot family that resembles parsley and is naturalized in the northern U.S. and southern Canada

First Known Use of fool's parsley

1755, in the meaning defined above

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“Fool's parsley.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fool%27s%20parsley. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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