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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All have a generous dose of herbs and spices, everything from chervil and celery seed to cloves and peppercorns.
▪ Ladle chilled soup into shallow soup plates and sprinkle with the chervil.
▪ Serve the salmon on the lentils and sprinkle over the fresh chervil or dill and pink peppercorns.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Chervil \Cher"vil\, n. [AS. cerfille, fr. L. caerefolium, chaerephyllum, Gr. ?; ? to rejoice + ? leaf.] (Bot.) A plant ( Anthriscus cerefolium) with pinnately divided aromatic leaves, of which several curled varieties are used in soups and salads.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of herb, Old English cerfelle "chervil," from Latin chaerephyllum, from Greek khairephyllon; second element phyllon "leaf" (see phyllo-); first element perhaps from khairein "to rejoice" (see hortatory).


n. 1 (context countable English) A leafy herb, (taxlink Anthriscus cerefolium species noshow=1), resembling parsley. 2 (context uncountable English) leaves from the plant, used as an herb in cooking, which have a mild flavour of anise.

  1. n. aromatic annual Old World herb cultivated for its finely divided and often curly leaves for use especially in soups and salads [syn: beaked parsley, Anthriscus cereifolium]

  2. fresh ferny parsley-like leaves used as a garnish with chicken and veal and omelets and green salads and spinach


Chervil (; Anthriscus cerefolium), sometimes called garden chervil to distinguish it from similar plants also called chervil, or French parsley, 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.

Usage examples of "chervil".

In common with other camphoraceous and strongly aromatic herbs, by reason of its volatile oil and its terebinthine properties, the Scandix, or Sweet Chervil, was entitled to make one of the choice spices used for composing the holy oil with which the sacred vessels of the Tabernacle were anointed by Moses.

A rich harvest of herbs grew beyond the alder, and until it grew too dark to see he plucked saxifrage, chervil, and wolfsbane.

 The details followed: The honeysuckle tendril Chervil Mint had put in the dirt of her pot had rooted.

The details followed: The honeysuckle tendril Chervil Mint had put in the dirt of her pot had rooted.

Cachundo immediately begins picking chervil tops, arranging garnishes, filling small crocks with grated Parmesan, harissa sauce, rosemary and thyme, gaufrette potato chips, and picking out my favorite saucing spoons from the silver bins.

It's shad roe in casserole with parsley, chervil, shallot, marjoram, bay leaf, and cream.

As I helped myself to clams I held my breath, because if you smell them, mixed with shallots, chives, chervil, mushrooms, bread crumbs, sherry, and dry white wine, you take so many that you don't leave enough room for the duckling roasted in cider with Spanish sauce as revised by Wolfe and Fritz, leaving out the carrot and parsley and putting anchovies in.

On tables and benches and sturdy metal racks stand hundreds of terra-cotta pots and plastic trays in which she cultivates tarragon and thyme, angelica and arrowroot, chervil and cardamom and coriander and chicory, spearmint and sweet cicely, ginseng, hyssop, balm and basil, marjoram and mint and mullein, dill, fennel, rosemary, chamomile, tansy.

Campion and Chervil were kept busy taking out endurance patrols, and tussles and training fights were organized at morning silflay.