parsley

noun
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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Fold in parsley, mint, chives, lemon zes, and juice and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spring Crudités with Herbed Cheese Dip," 11 Mar. 2019 In a food processor, add black beans, onion, spices, and parsley. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Shops and Meal Preps on a Budget," 22 Feb. 2019 From the barn kitchen, Hart can see the overwintering celeriac root and parsley in the 4-acre garden. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "Meals at Stowel Lake Farm celebrate its organic vegetable garden, and its intergenerational community," 5 Feb. 2019 Cilantro, mint, basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, chives, and parsley are good candidates for beginning herb gardeners. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Plant an Indoor Herb Garden," 12 Mar. 2019 Ladle soup into bowls and top with sour cream, dill sprigs, and parsley leaves. Sunset, "Red Cabbage and Beef Soup with Rice," 22 Jan. 2018 Spoon into serving bowl and sprinkle with more parsley and chives if desired. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spring Crudités with Herbed Cheese Dip," 11 Mar. 2019 Using a wide spatula, transfer the fillets to dinner plates, sprinkle with the parsley, and drizzle with any pan juices that remain. Chris Ross, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Giada De Laurentiis' Lemon Sole Oreganata," 23 Apr. 2018 Toss, in large bowl, cauliflower, red onion and fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves with olive oil, crushed red pepper (optional) and salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Roasted Cauliflower Pizza," 21 Dec. 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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parsley

noun

English Language Learners Definition of parsley

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

parsley

noun
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

parsley

noun
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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