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[chur-vil] /ˈtʃɜr vɪl/

an herb, Anthriscus cerefolium, of the parsley family, having aromatic leaves used to flavor soups, salads, etc.
any of several other plants of the same genus or allied genera.
an aromatic umbelliferous Eurasian plant, Anthriscus cerefolium, with small white flowers and aniseed-flavoured leaves used as herbs in soups and salads
bur chervil, a similar and related plant, Anthriscus caucalis
a related plant, Chaerophyllum temulentum, having a hairy purple-spotted stem

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


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