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a. An annual Eurasian herb (Anthriscus cerefolium) in the parsley family, having aromatic leaves.
b. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning or garnish.
2. Any of several related plants, such as those of the genus Chaerophyllum.
[Middle English, from Old English cerfille, from Latin chaerephyllum, from Greek khairephullon : khairein, to greet, delight in; see gher- in Indo-European roots + phullon, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Plants) an aromatic umbelliferous Eurasian plant, Anthriscus cerefolium, with small white flowers and aniseed-flavoured leaves used as herbs in soups and salads
2. (Plants) bur chervil a similar and related plant, Anthriscus caucalis
3. (Plants) a related plant, Chaerophyllum temulentum, having a hairy purple-spotted stem
[Old English cerfelle, from Latin caerephylla, plural of caerephyllum chervil, from Greek khairephullon, from khairein to enjoy + phullon leaf]
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1. an herb, Anthriscus cerefolium, of the parsley family, having aromatic leaves used to flavor soups, salads, etc.
2. any of several other plants of the same genus or allied genera.
[before 900; Middle English chervelle, Old English cerfelle < Latin chaerephylla, pl. of chaerephyllum < Greek chairéphyllon=chaîre hail (greeting) + phýllon leaf]
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|Noun||1.||chervil - aromatic annual Old World herb cultivated for its finely divided and often curly leaves for use especially in soups and salads|
chervil - fresh ferny parsley-like leaves used as a garnish with chicken and veal and omelets and green salads and spinach
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|2.||chervil - fresh ferny parsley-like leaves used as a garnish with chicken and veal and omelets and green salads and spinach|
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
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chervil[ˈtʃɜːvɪl] N → perifollo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
chervil[ˈtʃɜːrvɪl] n → cerfeuil m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Kerbel m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
chervil[ˈtʃɜːvɪl] n → cerfoglio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995