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parsley
curly(left) and flat-leaf parsley (right)
Petroselinum crispum

pars·ley

 (pär′slē)
n. pl. pars·leys
1. A member of the parsley family.
2.
a. A cultivated Eurasian herb (Petroselinum crispum) having edible, flat or curled, finely divided leaves.
b. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning or garnish.

[Middle English persely, from Old English petersilie and Old French persil, both ultimately from Late Latin petresilium, alteration of Latin petroselīnum, from Greek petroselīnon : petrā, rock; see per- in Indo-European roots + selīnon, celery.]

parsley

(ˈpɑːslɪ)
n
1. (Plants) a S European umbelliferous plant, Petroselinum crispum, widely cultivated for its curled aromatic leaves, which are used in cooking
2. (Cookery) a S European umbelliferous plant, Petroselinum crispum, widely cultivated for its curled aromatic leaves, which are used in cooking
3. (Plants) any of various similar and related plants, such as fool's-parsley, stone parsley, and cow parsley
[C14 persely, from Old English petersilie + Old French persil, peresil, both ultimately from Latin petroselīnum rock parsley, from Greek petroselinon, from petra rock + selinon parsley]

pars•ley

(ˈpɑr sli)

n.
an herb, Petroselinumcrispum, native to the Mediterranean, having either curled leaf clusters (French parsley) or flat compound leaves (Italian parsley).
[1350–1400; Middle English persely, b. Old English petersilie and Old French persil; both < Vulgar Latin *petrosilium, alter. of Latin petroselīnum < Greek petrosélīnon rock-parsley. See petro-1, celery]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parsley - annual or perennial herb with aromatic leavesparsley - annual or perennial herb with aromatic leaves
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
flat-leaf parsley, Italian parsley, Petroselinum crispum neapolitanum - a variety of parsley having flat leaves
Hamburg parsley, Petroselinum crispum tuberosum, turnip-rooted parsley - parsley with smooth leaves and enlarged edible taproot resembling a savory parsnip
2.parsley - aromatic herb with flat or crinkly leaves that are cut finely and used to garnish food
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
Translations
بقدونسبَقْدونِسبَقدُونُس
petržel
persille
petersell
persilja
peršin
petrezselyem
steinselja
パセリ
파슬리
petroselinonpetroselinum
petražolė
pētersīlis
pătrunjel
petržlen
peteršilj
persilja
ผักชีฝรั่ง
maydanozmaydonoz
cây mùi tây

parsley

[ˈpɑːslɪ] Nperejil m

parsley

[ˈpɑːrsli]
npersil m
modif
[butter] → persillé(e) parsley sauce
[leaves, stalk] → de persilparsley sauce nsauce f au persil

parsley

nPetersilie f

parsley

[ˈpɑːslɪ] nprezzemolo

parsley

(ˈpaːsli) noun
a kind of herb used in cookery to decorate or add flavour to food.

parsley

بَقدُونُس petržel persille Petersilie μαϊντανός perejil persilja persil peršin prezzemolo パセリ 파슬리 peterselie persille natka pietruszki salsa, salsinha петрушка persilja ผักชีฝรั่ง maydanoz cây mùi tây 欧芹
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