Definition of parsley noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɑːsli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrsli//
[uncountable] Herbs and spices
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a plant with curly green leaves that are used in cooking as a herb and to decorate food fish with parsley sauce The eggs are sprinkled with coarsely chopped parsley. see also cow parsley See related entries: Herbs and spices Word OriginOld English petersilie, via late Latin based on Greek petroselinon, from petra ‘rock’ + selinon ‘parsley’, influenced in Middle English by Old French peresil, of the same origin.
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