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parsley Syllabification: pars·ley
Pronunciation: /ˈpärslē/

Definition of parsley in English:


A biennial plant with white flowers and aromatic leaves that are either crinkly or flat and used as a culinary herb and for garnishing food.
Example sentences
  • Finely chop the shallots, garlic, basil, celery, parsley and beetroot and place in a bowl.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper to the frying pan and bring to the boil.
  • I am now the proud owner of all the fresh basil, bay leaves, thyme, sage and parsley a girl could want.


Old English petersilie, via late Latin based on Greek petroselinon, from petra 'rock' + selinon 'parsley', influenced in Middle English by Old French peresil, of the same origin.

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