prezzemolo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A syncope of earlier pretosemolo, with metathesis from petrosemolo, from a cross of Latin petroselīnum and sēmen (thus "stone seed") as in Sardinian perdusèmene.[1][2] The Latin word borrowed from Ancient Greek πετροσέλῑνον (petrosélīnon), from πέτρα (pétra, stone) + σέλῑνον (sélīnon, celery).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pretˈt͡se.mo.lo/
  • Rhymes: -emolo
  • Hyphenation: prez‧zé‧mo‧lo

Noun[edit]

prezzemolo m (plural prezzemoli)

  1. parsley (plant and herb)
    Synonym: petrosello

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