P`ARSLEY, n. [L. petroselinon; Gr. a stone, and parsley; stone-parsley, a plant growing among rocks.] A plant of the genus Apium. The leaves of parsley are used in cookery, and the root is an aperient medicine.
PARS'LEY, n. [Fr. persil; Sp. perexil; Port. perrexil; It. petroselino, corrupted to petrosemolo; Sax. peterselige; G. petersilie; D. pieterselie; Sw. persilia; Dan. petersille, persille; Ir. peirsil; W. perllys; L. petroselinon; Gr. πετροσελινον; πετρος, a stone, and σελινον, parsley; stone-parsley, a plant growing among rocks.]
A plant of the genus Petroselinum. The leaves of Fanley are used in cookery, and the root is an aperient medicine.
- An aromatic umbelliferous herb (Carum Petroselinum),
having finely divided leaves which are used in cookery and as a