Parsley definition

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A cultivated plant (Petroselinum hortense) of the umbel family, with greenish-yellow flowers and aromatic, often curled leaves used to flavor or garnish some foods.
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A member of the parsley family.
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A cultivated Eurasian herb (Petroselinum crispum) having edible, flat or curled, finely divided leaves.
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The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning or garnish.
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(countable, uncountable) A bright green, biennial herb, Petroselinum crispum or Petroselinum neapolitanum having either flat or curled leaves.
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(uncountable) The leaves of this plant used in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
parsley
Plural:
parsleys

Origin of parsley

  • Middle English persely from Old English petersilie Old French persil both ultimately from Late Latin petresilium alteration of Latin petroselīnum from Greek petroselīnon petrā rock per-2 in Indo-European roots selīnon celery

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

  • From Latin petroselinum (spelt also petroselinon), from Ancient Greek πετροσέλινον (petrosélinon, “parsley"), from πέτρος (pétros, “rock, stone") + σέλινον (sélinon, “celery").

    From Wiktionary