sweet javril

noun

sweet jav·​ril
-ˈjavrəl
variants or less commonly sweet jarvil
-ˈjärvəl,
-ˈjȧv-
plural sweet javrils also sweet jarvils
: a perennial herb (Osmorhiza claytoni) with aromatic roots, decompound leaves, and small white flowers in loose umbels

Word History

Etymology

javril, jarvil alteration of chervil

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“Sweet javril.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20javril. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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