parsley

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

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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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