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ˈpɑr slipars·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parsley, Petroselinum crispumnoun

    annual or perennial herb with aromatic leaves

  2. parsleynoun

    aromatic herb with flat or crinkly leaves that are cut finely and used to garnish food


  1. parsleynoun

    A bright green, biennial herb, Petroselinum crispum or Petroselinum neapolitanum having either flat or curled leaves.

  2. parsleynoun

    The leaves of this plant used in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parsleynoun

    an aromatic umbelliferous herb (Carum Petroselinum), having finely divided leaves which are used in cookery and as a garnish

    Etymology: [OE. persely, persil, F. persil, L. petroselinum rock parsley, Gr. petrose`linon; pe`tros stone + se`linon parsley. Cf. Celery.]


  1. Parsley

    Parsley or garden parsley is a species of Petroselinum in the family Apiaceae, native to the central Mediterranean region, naturalized elsewhere in Europe, and widely cultivated as an herb, a spice and a vegetable. Where it grows as a biennial, in the first year, it forms a rosette of tripinnate leaves 10–25 cm long with numerous 1–3 cm leaflets, and a taproot used as a food store over the winter. Parsley is widely used in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking. Curly leaf parsley is often used as a garnish. In central and eastern Europe and in western Asia, many dishes are served with fresh green chopped parsley sprinkled on top. Root parsley is very common in central and eastern European cuisines, where it is used as a snack or a vegetable in many soups, stews and casseroles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parsley

    pärs′li, n. a bright-green herb, with finely divided, strongly scented leaves, used in cookery. [Fr. persil—L. petroselinum—Gr. petroselinonpetros, a rock, selinon, a kind of parsley.]

Editors Contribution

  1. parsley

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created and cultivated in a variety of species.

    Parsley at present is primarily used as a source of food.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 18, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parsley in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parsley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of parsley in a Sentence

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  2. Cometan:

    Puzzled Peter ponders whilst prepping parsley and parsnips for people Peter poorly held preference.

  3. Pina LoGiudice:

    The first thing I recommend is actually a parsley tea., which will help your body eliminate the fluid in the body so you're not so swollen, there is conflicting information about salt intake. You don't want to have too much, and of course you don't want to have too little. So you just want to be mindful about how much you're getting in your diet.

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