Parsley fern
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 leaves which are used in cookery and as a garnish. [1913 Webster]

As she went to the garden for parsley, to stuff a rabbit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Fool's parsley}. See under {Fool}.

{Hedge parsley}, {Milk parsley}, {Stone parsley}, names given to various weeds of similar appearance to the parsley.

{Parsley fern} (Bot.), a small fern with leaves resembling parsley ({Cryptogramme crispa}).

{Parsley piert} (Bot.), a small herb ({Alchemilla arvensis}) formerly used as a remedy for calculus. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • parsley fern — noun : any of several plants with finely cut foliage that suggests that of parsley: as a. : a tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) b. (1) : a lady fern (Athyrium felix femina) (2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • European parsley fern — noun fern of Europe and Asia Minor having short slender rhizome and densely tufted bright green fronds resembling parsley • Syn: ↑mountain parsley fern, ↑Cryptogramma crispa • Hypernyms: ↑rock brake …   Useful english dictionary

  • mountain parsley fern — noun fern of Europe and Asia Minor having short slender rhizome and densely tufted bright green fronds resembling parsley • Syn: ↑European parsley fern, ↑Cryptogramma crispa • Hypernyms: ↑rock brake …   Useful english dictionary

  • American parsley fern — noun rock inhabiting fern of northern North America growing in massive tufts and having fronds resembling parsley • Syn: ↑American rock brake, ↑Cryptogramma acrostichoides • Hypernyms: ↑rock brake • Member Holonyms: ↑Cryptogramma, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 piert — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Fool's parsley — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hedge parsley — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Milk parsley — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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