Chervil Definition

chûrvəl
noun
An annual herb (Anthriscus cerefolium) of the umbel family, whose leaves are used for flavoring salads, soups, etc.
Webster's New World
The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning or garnish.
American Heritage
A similar plant (Chaerophyllum bulbosum) grown for its carrotlike root.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • Anthriscus cereifolium
  • beaked parsley
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Other Word Forms of Chervil

Noun

Singular:
chervil
Plural:
chervils

Origin of Chervil

  • Middle English from Old English cerfille from Latin chaerephyllum from Greek khairephullon khairein to greet, delight in gher-2 in Indo-European roots phullon leaf bhel-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman (compare Jèrriais chèrfi), from Latin chaerephylla, from Ancient Greek χαιρέφυλλον (khairephullon)

    From Wiktionary

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