parsley piert


Definition of parsley piert


parsley pierts

  1. 1 :  a small European annual herb (Alchemilla arvensis or Aphanes arvensis) of the family Rosaceae having fan-shaped 3-parted leaves with the divisions 2-cleft to 4-cleft and axillary greenish flowers

  2. 2 :  a heath (Erica aphanes) of southern Africa

  3. 3 :  knawel

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Origin and Etymology of parsley piert

probably by folk etymology (influence of 1parsley and of English dialect piert, alteration of English pert) from Middle French perce-pierre, from percer to pierce + pierre stone, from Latin petra rock, stone, from Greek — more at pierce

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