pars·​ley | \ ˈpär-slē How to pronounce parsley (audio) \

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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Owner Jody LaSalle points out the basil, rosemary, crawling rosemary, chives, Mojito mint, tarragon, garlic, parsley, dill and thyme. Denise Coffey,, "Baking The Best For NE CT Farmers Markets," 10 June 2019 In a blender, combine 1 cup of the vegetable stock with the tomatoes, the parsley, 2 tablespoons of the basil, and the roasted garlic. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: A pasta dish for all seasons," 5 June 2019 Blitz the cheese and yogurt in a food processor with mint, garlic, parsley, and lemon juice until speckled and green, then transfer to a bowl and season with salt. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "This Charred Cabbage with Goat Cheese Recipe Is Vegetarian Grilling at Its Best," 4 June 2018 Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine garlic, parsley, cilantro, capers and lemon zest, and pulse to mince. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Botanica’s Chicken Paillards With Salsa Verde and Red Cabbage," 3 May 2018 Place the egg white, the remaining chicken broth, remaining onion, remaining garlic, and parsley in a blender until finely chopped, about 30 seconds. Fox News, "Rocco DiSpirito's Mother's Day Recipes," 8 May 2015 Fold in the kumquats, cranberries, garlic, and parsley. 5. Tyler Florence, House Beautiful, "Tyler Florence's Recipe for California Osso Buco with Kumquat-Cranberry Gremolata," 6 Jan. 2011 Add sauce flat-leaf parsley to potatoes and toss to combine. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Chive Potato Salad," 22 May 2019 Stir in the lemon juice and parsley; taste and add more lemon juice and/or salt if needed. Julie Mazziotta,, "Laila Ali Proves That Gumbo Doesn't Have to Be Unhealthy with This Lightened-Up Recipe," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of parsley

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parsley

Middle English persely, from Old English petersilie, from Vulgar Latin *petrosilium, alteration of Latin petroselinum, from Greek petroselinon, from petros stone + selinon celery

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

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English Language Learners Definition of parsley

: a plant with small green leaves that are used to season or decorate food


pars·​ley | \ ˈpär-slē How to pronounce parsley (audio) \
plural parsleys

Kids Definition of parsley

: a garden plant that has small leaves used to season or decorate various foods


pars·​ley | \ ˈpär-slē How to pronounce parsley (audio) \

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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