noun Etymology: Middle English cherville, from Old English cerfille, from Latin caerefolium, modification of Greek *chairephyllon, from chairein to rejoice + phyllon leaf — more at yearn, blade Date: before 12th century an aromatic herb (Anthriscus cerefolium) of the carrot family with divided leaves that are often used in soups and salads; also any of several related plants

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  • Chervil — Cher vil, n. [AS. cerfille, fr. L. caerefolium, chaerephyllum, Gr. ?; ? to rejoice + ? leaf.] (Bot.) A plant ({Anthriscus cerefolium}) with pinnately divided aromatic leaves, of which several curled varieties are used in soups and salads. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chervil — O.E. cerfelle, from L. chaerephyllum, from Gk. khairephyllon, from khairein to rejoice (see HORTATORY (Cf. hortatory)) + phyllon leaf (see FOLIO (Cf. folio)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • chervil — ► NOUN ▪ a plant with delicate fern like leaves which are used as a culinary herb. ORIGIN Greek khairephullon …   English terms dictionary

  • chervil — [chʉr′vəl] n. [ME chervel < OE cerfelle < L chaerephyllum < Gr chairephyllon < chairein, to rejoice (see CHARISMA) + phyllon, leaf: see PHYLL] 1. an annual herb (Anthriscus cerefolium) of the umbel family, whose leaves are used for… …   English World dictionary

  • Chervil — Garden Chervil Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • chervil — /cherr vil/, n. 1. an herb, Anthriscus cerefolium, of the parsley family, having aromatic leaves used to flavor soups, salads, etc. 2. any of several other plants of the same genus or allied genera. [bef. 900; ME chervelle, OE cerfelle < L… …   Universalium

  • chervil — daržinis builis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Anthriscus cerefolium), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Anthriscus… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • chervil — noun a) A leafy herb, Anthriscus cerefolium, resembling parsley. b) leaves from the plant, used as an herb in cooking, which have a mild flavour of anise. Syn: garden chervil, gourmet’s parsley …   Wiktionary

  • chervil — [[t]tʃɜ͟ː(r)vɪl[/t]] N UNCOUNT Chervil is a herb that tastes like aniseed …   English dictionary

  • chervil — builis statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Anthriscus angl. chervil rus. купырь …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

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