Chervil meaning

chûrvəl
Any of several related plants, such as those of the genus Chaerophyllum.
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An annual herb (Anthriscus cerefolium) of the umbel family, whose leaves are used for flavoring salads, soups, etc.
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A similar plant (Chaerophyllum bulbosum) grown for its carrotlike root.
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(countable) A leafy herb, Anthriscus cerefolium, resembling parsley.
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(uncountable) Leaves from the plant, used as an herb in cooking, which have a mild flavour of anise.
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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