Chervil (//; Anthriscus cerefolium), sometimes called French parsley or garden chervil (to distinguish it from similar plants also called chervil), is a delicate annual herb related to parsley. It is commonly used to season mild-flavoured dishes and is a constituent of the French herb mixture fines herbes.
From Middle English chervell, from Old English cerfelle, from Anglo-Norman chervele (compare Jèrriais chèrfi), from Latin chaerephylla, plural of chaerephyllum, from Ancient Greek χαιρέφυλλον (khairéphullon)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈtʃɜː(ɹ)vɪl/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)vɪl
chervil (countable and uncountable, plural chervils)
- (countable) A leafy herb