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Meaning of parsley

pars•ley

Pronunciation: (pär'slē), [key]
— n.
  1. an herb, Pertoselinum crispum, native to the Mediterranean, having either curled leaf clustersor flat compound leaveswidely cultivated for use in garnishing or seasoning food. Cf.
  2. the leaves of this plant, used to garnish or season food.
  3. any of certain allied or similar plants.
—adj.
  1. cooked or garnished with parsley: parsley potatoes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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