American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of the parsley family.
- n. A cultivated Eurasian herb (Petroselinum crispum) having flat or curled, ternately compound leaves.
- n. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning or garnish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A biennial garden-herb, Carum Petroselinum (Petroselinum sativum), a native of the eastern Mediterranean region, now widely cultivated and sometimes running wild. Its aromatic leaves are used to flavor soups and other dishes; and for garnishing it is a great favorite on account of its much-divided, finely cut, and crisped leaves, which, however, in the wild plant are plain. In the Nemean games the victors’ crowns were of parsley. A variety, the Hamburg parsley, is grown for its large root, which is used in soups, etc., or as a separate dish. Parsley yields the drug apiol. Parsley-leaves are often chewed to neutralize the scent of onions. The parsley-plant is dangerously mimicked by the fool's-parsley. See below.
- n. countable (uncountable) A bright green, biennial herb, Petroselinum crispum or Petroselinum neapolitanum having either flat or curled leaves.
- n. uncountable The leaves of this plant used in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) An aromatic umbelliferous herb (Carum Petroselinum), having finely divided leaves which are used in cookery and as a garnish.
- n. annual or perennial herb with aromatic leaves
- n. aromatic herb with flat or crinkly leaves that are cut finely and used to garnish food
- From Latin petroselinum (spelt also petroselinon), from Ancient Greek πετροσέλινον (petrosélinon, "parsley"), from πέτρος (pétros, "rock, stone") + σέλινον (sélinon, "celery"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English persely, from Old English petersilie and Old French persil, both ultimately from Late Latin petrosillum, alteration of Latin petroselīnum, from Greek petroselīnon : petrā, rock; + selīnon, celery. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I boiled the poaching liquid down by maybe half, with the addition of the rest of the lemon juice and some more shallots (and parsley -- I'm a big believer in parsley), and some pepper, and poured it over the roe, which I had laid on salad plates against some bagged mesculun.”
“As for the fresh herbs, parsley is standard, the others are optional.”
“I stir in parsley shortly before the crab comes out of the oven to give the parsley a little crunch and mute its herby flavor.”
“I believe parsley is perejil, celery is apio and acelgas is swiss chard.”
“It derives its name from the Greek word meaning “rock celery” (parsley is a relative to celery).”
“Perejil (parsley) petroselinum crispum: A self-seeding biennial, Mexican flat-leaved parsley is typically added at the end of cooking stews, soups and green moles.”
“May 7th, 2006 at 1: 27 pm unbelievable says: the sprig of parsley is placed in such a â€œdevil may careâ€ manner.”
“And the sautéed combination of green onion and parsley is really nice.”
“(Tel. 5547 3303) And at Salon de la Luz, the seafood chile relleno with chipotle sauce competes with percibes in parsley sauce for the customer's gastronomic preference.”
““No, it’s what we call parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme,” he said with equal sarcasm.”
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