from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cow-chervil.


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  • You gaze out of the open door at a wake of bubbling cow-parsley and the green depths of a hedge in May.


  • It was a perfect starlit night, nearly a new moon, and the chalky track, lined with cow-parsley, shone luminously in the darkness.


  • They send them up a small cow-parsley plant to get some extra lift and take off from the dizzy top.


  • Mess of nettles, cow-parsley, could take a scythe to them.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Once they sought coolness and secrecy among the high cow-parsley and willow-herb of the waste building sites.

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  • 'Speaking of which,' Lieutenant Harry Price had drawn his sword as they left the town behind and now slashed with the blade at the cow-parsley that grew thick in the lane, 'are you going to give us some leave, sir?'

    Sharpe's Regiment

  • Flowers from the garden, daisies from the bank, cow-parsley, grasses, ferns, and leaves - they flowed in armfuls through the cottage door until its dim interior seemed entirely possessed by the world outside - a still green pool flooding with honeyed tides of summer.

    Cider With Rosie

  • Primroses starred the banks, though in less profusion than they had been a fortnight earlier; bluebells and pink campion grew among them, and the feathery blossom of the cow-parsley.

    Antony Gray,—Gardener

  • Gardens will always produce a great deal more than is wished for, in the shape of various herbs, shrubs, and plants, called weeds; such as dandelions, couch-grass, cow-parsley, chick-weed, and many other plants, which go by the general name of _weeds_.

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  • The car slides precariously between two green combers crested with a foam of cow-parsley, which at any moment may break over the road and drown it.

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