Definition of fool's parsley in English:

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fool's parsley


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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: fool's pars·ley

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