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cher·vil / ˈchərvəl/ • n. a plant (Anthriscus cerefolium) of the parsley family, with small white flowers and delicate fernlike leaves that are used as a culinary herb.

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1. A herb, Anthriscus cerefolium, with parsley‐like leaves, used in the fresh green state as a garnish and fresh or dried to flavour salads and soups.

2. The turnip‐rooted chervil, Chaerophyllum bulbosum, is a hardy biennial vegetable cultivated for its roots.

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chervil garden herb. OE. ċerfille, -felle, corr. to (M)LG., (M)Du. kervel, OHG. kervola (G. kerbel) — L. chærephylla, -um — Gr. khairéphullon.

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chervil See ANTHRISCUS.

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