chervil

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From Middle English chervell, from Old English cerfelle, from Anglo-Norman chervele (compare Jèrriais chèrfi), from Latin chaerephylla, plural of chaerephyllum, from Ancient Greek χαιρέφυλλον (khairéphullon)

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chervil (countable and uncountable, plural chervils)

  1. (countable) A leafy herb, Anthriscus cerefolium, resembling parsley.
  2. (uncountable) leaves from the plant, used as an herb in cooking, which have a mild flavor of anise.

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