Definition of fool's parsley in English:

fool's parsley

Syllabification: fool's pars·ley


  • A poisonous white-flowered plant of the parsley family, with fernlike leaves and an unpleasant smell, native to Eurasia and North Africa.
    • Aethusa cynapium, family Umbelliferae
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    • Do you have witches’ thimbles, devil's nettle, fool's parsley, or wolf's bane in your garden?
    • Both poison hemlock and fool's parsley smell nasty; just roll some leaves between your thumb and forefinger, and smell.
    • Although fairly toxic, fool's parsley has occasionally been used in folk medicine.

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