parsley
Garnish Gar"nish, n. 1. Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated. [1913 Webster]

So are you, sweet, Even in the lovely garnish of a boy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Matter and figure they produce; For garnish this, and that for use. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. (Cookery) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment, such as {parsley}. See {Garnish}, v. t., 2. --Smart. [1913 Webster]

3. Fetters. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

4. A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer. [Cant] --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

{Garnish bolt} (Carp.), a bolt with a chamfered or faceted head. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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  • Parsley — Pars ley (p[aum]rs l[y^]), n. [OE. persely, persil, F. persil, L. petroselinum rock parsley, Gr. petrose linon; pe tros stone + se linon parsley. Cf. {Celery}.] (Bot.) An aromatic umbelliferous herb ({Carum Petroselinum}), having finely divided… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parsley — Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme LP de Simon and Garfunkel Publicación 10 de octubre de 1966 Grabación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Parsley — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Jay Parsley (* ?), US amerikanischer Filmproduzent Lea Ann Parsley (* 1968), US amerikanische Skeletonpilotin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • parsley — (n.) 14c. merger of O.E. petersilie and O.Fr. peresil (13c.), both from M.L. petrosilium, from L. petroselinum, from Gk. petroselinon rock parsley, from petros rock, stone + selinon celery (see CELERY (Cf. celery)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • parsley — ► NOUN ▪ a herb with crinkly or flat leaves, used for seasoning or garnishing food. ORIGIN Greek petroselinon, from petra rock + selinon parsley …   English terms dictionary

  • parsley — [pärs′lē] n. [ME parseli < OE petersilie & OFr persil, both < VL * petrosilium < L petroselinum < Gr petroselinon, rock parsley < petros, stone + selinon, celery] a cultivated plant (Petroselinum hortense) of the umbel family, with …   English World dictionary

  • Parsley — Taxobox name = Parsley image width = 250px image caption = Parsley regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Apiales familia = Apiaceae genus = Petroselinum species = Petroselinum crispum subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • parsley — parsleylike, adj. /pahr slee/, n. 1. an herb, Pertoselinum crispum, native to the Mediterranean, having either curled leaf clusters (French parsley) or flat compound leaves (Italian parsley), widely cultivated for use in garnishing or seasoning… …   Universalium

  • parsley —    There are various sayings about sowing parsley, which is notoriously slow to germinate. It must be sown on *Good Friday before noon; its roots go seven (or nine) times down to Hell and back before any shoots appear; it will only grow where the …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • parsley — n. a biennial herb, Petroselinum crispum, with white flowers and crinkly aromatic leaves, used for seasoning and garnishing food. Phrases and idioms: parsley fern a fern, Cryptogramma crispa, with leaves like parsley. parsley piert a dwarf annual …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parsley — This interesting and unusual surname, of Norman origin, with variant spellings Parsly, Parcely, Parsloe, Parslow, Paslow, Pashley, etc., derives from the Olde French phrase passelewe , a compound of the elements passe(r) , to pass or cross,… …   Surnames reference

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