Definition of Chervil

1. Noun. Aromatic annual Old World herb cultivated for its finely divided and often curly leaves for use especially in soups and salads.

Exact synonyms: Anthriscus Cereifolium, Beaked Parsley
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Anthriscus, Genus Anthriscus



2. Noun. Fresh ferny parsley-like leaves used as a garnish with chicken and veal and omelets and green salads and spinach.
Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Anthriscus Cereifolium, Beaked Parsley

Definition of Chervil

1. n. A plant (Anthriscus cerefolium) with pinnately divided aromatic leaves, of which several curled varieties are used in soups and salads.

Definition of Chervil

1. Noun. A leafy herb, Anthriscus cerefolium, resembling parsley. ¹

2. Noun. leaves from the plant, used as an herb in cooking, which have a mild flavour of anise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chervil

1. an aromatic herb [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chervil

cherubically
cherubim
cherubims
cherubin
cherubins
cherubism
cherublike
cherubs
cherup
cheruped
cheruping
cherupped
cherupping
cherups
chervetite
chervil (current term)
chervils
chervonets
chervontsy
chesed
cheshire
cheshires
cheshirization
chesible
chesibles
chesil
chesils
cheslip
cheslips
chesnut

Literary usage of Chervil

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1. The Principles of Vegetable-gardening by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"SALAD chervil The salad chervil is an annual plant much like parsley and very popular in ... Salad chervil is Scandix Cerefolium, one of the Umbelliferae, ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"(2) Anthriscus sylvestris, Hoffm.—'The whole plant is somewhat aromatic, and is eaton in some parts of the kingdom, where it is called Wild chervil,'—Pratt. ..."

3. The British flora medica: a history of the medicinal plants of Great Britain by Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle (1877)
"The generic name is a title given by Pliny to a plant nearly allied to this, but the derivation is unknown. The garden chervil is sometimes included in the ..."

4. Familiar Wild Flowers by Frederick Edward Hulme (1902)
"THE COW chervil. ... iir at its freshest and best, and amidst these masses of herbage the pure white flower clusters of the chervil are very conspicuous. ..."

5. The Family Kitchen Gardener: Containing Plain and Accurate Descriptions of by Robert Buist (1861)
"chervil is an annual plant, and should be sown in March, April, and May, in drills, about a quarter of an inch deep, and nine inches apart. ..."

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