fool's-parsley

[ foolz-pahrs-lee ]
/ ˈfulzˌpɑrs li /

noun

an Old World fetid, poisonous plant, Aethusa cynapium, resembling parsley.

Origin of fool's-parsley

First recorded in 1745–55
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British Dictionary definitions for fool's-parsley

fool's-parsley


noun

an evil-smelling Eurasian umbelliferous plant, Aethusa cynapium, with small white flowers: contains the poison coniine
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