Etymology
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chervil (n.)

type of garden herb, Old English cerfelle "chervil," from Latin chaerephyllum, from Greek khairephyllon; second element phyllon "leaf" (from suffixed form of root *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom"); first element perhaps from khairein "to rejoice" (from PIE root *gher- (2) "to like, want").

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Definitions of chervil

chervil (n.)
aromatic annual Old World herb cultivated for its finely divided and often curly leaves for use especially in soups and salads;
Synonyms: beaked parsley / Anthriscus cereifolium
chervil (n.)
fresh ferny parsley-like leaves used as a garnish with chicken and veal and omelets and green salads and spinach;
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