Definition of parsley
: 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
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The funnyman shares his love of psychedelic journeys, his dislike of parsley, and more.
Berries, cucumbers, tomatoes, and herbs such as parsley and mint are an arsenal for sun protection, and their recipe possibilities are endless.
Stir olives and parsley into sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Try out other fresh herb combos--like cilantro and parsley--to give this dish your own spin.
Among the culinary ingredients in past and current Dogfish Head beers: raisins, blood orange juice, peaches, apricots, coconut, lobster, chocolate, cocoa, granola, wasabi ... and parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Courtesy of the venerable (and, for Boston fans, unfortunately named) Yankee Lobster company, fans at Fenway can get one of two lobster rolls: a classic New England-style lobster salad on bread, or a hot roll with warm butter and parsley.
Vegetables are planted from March through October, but the herbs — such as tarragon, parsley, cilantro and dill — are grown all year.
Frozen corn ▪ 1 medium onion, chopped ▪ 1/4 c. chopped celery ▪ 1/3 c. butter, cubed ▪ 2 T. minced fresh parsley▪ 1 tsp.
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
PARSLEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parsley for English Language Learners
: a plant with small green leaves that are used to season or decorate food
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Definition of parsley for Students
: a garden plant that has small leaves used to season or decorate various foods
Medical Definition of parsley
: 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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