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Definition of "parsley" []

  • A member of the parsley family. (noun)
  • A cultivated Eurasian herb (Petroselinum crispum) having flat or curled, ternately compound leaves. (noun)
  • The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning or garnish. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parsley" in a sentence
  • "I boiled the poaching liquid down by maybe half, with the addition of the rest of the lemon juice and some more shallots (and parsley -- I'm a big believer in parsley), and some pepper, and poured it over the roe, which I had laid on salad plates against some bagged mesculun."
  • "As for the fresh herbs, parsley is standard, the others are optional."
  • "I stir in parsley shortly before the crab comes out of the oven to give the parsley a little crunch and mute its herby flavor."