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 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]


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  • parsley-piert — dirvinė mažuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos daržovinis, vaistinis augalas (Aphanes arvensis), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Aphanes arvensis angl. parsley piert vok. Ackerfrauenmantel pranc.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • parsley piert — noun (plural parsley pierts) Etymology: probably by folk etymology (influence of parsley (I) and of English dialect piert, alteration of English pert) from Middle French perce pierre, from percer to pierce + pierre stone, from Latin petra rock,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • parsley piert — [ˌpα:slɪ pɪət] noun a small hairy plant with divided leaves, growing as a weed of fields and waste places. [Aphanes arvensis.] Origin C16: prob. an alt. form of Fr. perce pierre, lit. pierce stone , used to denote various plants living in… …   English new terms dictionary

  • parsley piert — /ˈpasli piət/ (say pahslee peeuht) noun a small, pale green, annual with fan shaped leaves and minute flowers, Aphanes arvensis, a weed of cultivated land throughout temperate regions …   Australian English dictionary

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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 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… …   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

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