[pahr-suh-moh-nee] /ˈpɑr səˌmoʊ ni/
extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess; niggardliness.
extreme care or reluctance in spending; frugality; niggardliness
early 15c., from Latin parsimonia “sparingness, frugality, thrift,” from pars-, past participle stem of parsi, perfect tense of parcere “to spare, save, refrain from, use moderately” (which is said to be unrelated to Latin parvus “small,” parum “too little”) + -monia, suffix signifying action, state, or condition.
[pahrz in-ter-mee-dee-uh] /ˈpɑrz ˌɪn tərˈmi di ə/ noun, Anatomy. 1. See under . noun, Anatomy. 1. a small, somewhat cherry-shaped double structure attached by a stalk to the base of the brain and constituting the master endocrine gland affecting all hormonal functions in the body, consisting of an anterior region ((anterior pituitary) or (adenohypophysis)) that […]
[pahrs, pahrz] /pɑrs, pɑrz/ verb (used with object), parsed, parsing. 1. to analyze (a sentence) in terms of grammatical constituents, identifying the parts of speech, syntactic relations, etc. 2. to describe (a word in a sentence) grammatically, identifying the part of speech, inflectional form, syntactic function, etc. 3. to analyze (something, as a speech or […]
[pahr-slee] /ˈpɑr sli/ noun 1. an herb, Pertoselinum crispum, native to the Mediterranean, having either curled leaf clusters (French parsley) or flat compound leaves (Italian parsley) widely cultivated for use in garnishing or seasoning food. Compare . 2. the leaves of this plant, used to garnish or season food. 3. any of certain allied or […]
noun 1. the plant family Umbelliferae (or Apiaceae), characterized by herbaceous plants having alternate, usually compound leaves, hollow stems, numerous small flowers borne in umbels, and dry, seedlike, often aromatic fruit, and including anise, caraway, carrot, celery, dill, parsley, parsnip, and Queen Anne’s lace, as well as poisonous plants such as cowbane and water hemlock.