Definition of parsley piert in English:

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parsley piert

Pronunciation: /ˌpɑːslɪ ˈpɪət/


A small hairy European plant with divided leaves, growing as a weed of fields and waste places.
  • Aphanes arvensis, family Rosaceae.
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  • His Food for Free, published in the early 1970s, sent a generation of gourmets into the wilds to discover such delights as the rare dittander and parsley piert.


Late 16th century: probably an altered form of French perce-pierre, literally 'pierce stone', used to denote various plants living in rock or wall crevices.

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