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chervil

[ chur-vil ]
/ ˈtʃɜr vɪl /
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noun

an herb, Anthriscus cerefolium, of the parsley family, having aromatic leaves used to flavor soups, salads, etc.
any of several other plants of the same genus or allied genera.

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Origin of chervil

before 900; Middle English chervelle,Old English cerfelle<Latin chaerephylla, plural of chaerephyllum<Greek chairéphyllon, equivalent to chaîre hail (greeting) + phýllon leaf
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British Dictionary definitions for chervil

chervil
/ (ˈtʃɜːvɪl) /

noun

an aromatic umbelliferous Eurasian plant, Anthriscus cerefolium, with small white flowers and aniseed-flavoured leaves used as herbs in soups and salads
bur chervil a similar and related plant, Anthriscus caucalis
a related plant, Chaerophyllum temulentum, having a hairy purple-spotted stem
Old English cerfelle, from Latin caerephylla, plural of caerephyllum chervil, from Greek khairephullon, from khairein to enjoy + phullon leaf
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