from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common European umbelliferous plant, Caucalis Anthriscus (Torilis Anthriscus); also, any species of Caucalis except C. daucoides, which is called bur-parsley and hedgehog-parsley. They are unattractive weeds.


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  • Besides these, note the broad hedge-parsley leaves, tunnelled by leaf-miners; bright masses of haws gleaming in the sun; scarlet hips; great brown cones fallen from the spruce firs; black heart-shaped bindweed leaves here, and buff bryony leaves yonder; green and scarlet berries of white bryony hanging thickly on bines from which the leaves have withered; and bunches of grass, half yellow and half green, along the mound.

    Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

  • It is bordered on either side by thick hawthorn hedges, and these again are further rendered more impassable by the rankest growth of hemlocks, 'gicks,' nettles, hedge-parsley, and similar coarse plants.

    The Amateur Poacher

  • The wood was enclosed with a thick hawthorn hedge that looked impassable; but the keeper's footsteps, treading down the hedge-parsley and brushing aside the 'gicks,' guided me behind a bush where was a very convenient gap.

    The Amateur Poacher


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