Definition of chervil in English:

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chervil

Pronunciation: /ˈCHərvəl/

noun

A plant of the parsley family, with small white flowers and delicate fernlike leaves that are used as a culinary herb.
  • Anthriscus cerefolium, family Umbelliferae.
Example sentences
  • Choose five of the following fresh herbs: flat-leaf parsley, chives, mint, chervil, basil, dill, tarragon.
  • Flat-leaf parsley, chervil or tarragon all work nicely in there, too.
  • If desired, garnish each tartlet with a leaf of chervil or a small sprig of dill.

Origin

Old English, from Latin chaerephylla, from Greek khairephullon.

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Syllabification: cher·vil

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