parsley piert

noun
plural parsley pierts

Definition of parsley piert

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 : a heath (Erica aphanes) of southern Africa
3 : knawel

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History and Etymology for parsley piert

probably by folk etymology (influence of parsley entry 1 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

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“Parsley piert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parsley%20piert. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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