parsley

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French peresil, from Latin petroselinum (spelt also petroselinon[1]), from Ancient Greek πετροσέλινον (petrosélinon, parsley), from πέτρος (pétros, rock, stone) + σέλινον (sélinon, celery).

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Noun[edit]

parsley (usually uncountable, plural parsleys)

  1. (countable, uncountable) A bright green, biennial herb, Petroselinum crispum or Petroselinum neapolitanum having either flat or curled leaves.
  2. (uncountable) The leaves of this plant used in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking.

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  1. ^ the entry in Dvoretsky's and Korol'kov's Latin - Russian dictionary, the most voluminous Latin dictionary issued in the 20th century

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