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
Recent Examples of parsley from the Web
Behind Ms. Trump’s getaway home are planters with rainbow chard, parsley, fennel, thyme and sage.
To flavor the meal, add a good amount of lemon juice, fresh parsley and chopped green onion, and some minced, good-for-you garlic.
In a bowl, combine the biscuit mix, Parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano, basil and salt. 2.
Whisk in the mayonnaise, parsley and egg, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
This is the classic French compound butter, which always starts with lemon juice and minced fresh parsley.
Add remaining 6 tablespoons butter, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and parsley to pot.
For the aioli: 1 bunch or 4 ounces sorrel, chopped 2 ounces parsley, chopped 1 large egg yolk 1 clove garlic 1 tsp.
It’s often topped with oil, a dash of paprika, some fresh parsley and lemon slices on the slide.
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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 century
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
PARSLEY Defined for Kids
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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