Definition of chervil in English:

chervil

noun

mass noun
  • A Eurasian plant of the parsley family, with delicate fernlike leaves that are used as a culinary herb.

    Anthriscus cerefolium, family Umbelliferae

    • ‘Flat-leaf parsley, chervil or tarragon all work nicely in there, too.’
    • ‘Choose five of the following fresh herbs: flat-leaf parsley, chives, mint, chervil, basil, dill, tarragon.’
    • ‘If desired, garnish each tartlet with a leaf of chervil or a small sprig of dill.’
    • ‘Drizzle vinaigrette and garnish with chervil and gold leaf.’
    • ‘No one I know has streams of sunshine constantly flooding their kitchen through leaded windows, alighting on creamware jugs filled with marjoram and chervil.’

Origin

Old English, from Latin chaerephylla, from Greek khairephullon.

Pronunciation

chervil

/ˈtʃəːvɪl/