Definition of chervil in English:

chervil

noun

  • [mass noun] A Eurasian plant of the parsley family, with delicate fern-like leaves which are used as a culinary herb.

    • ‘If desired, garnish each tartlet with a leaf of chervil or a small sprig of dill.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No one I know has streams of sunshine constantly flooding their kitchen through leaded windows, alighting on creamware jugs filled with marjoram and chervil.’
    • ‘Drizzle vinaigrette and garnish with chervil and gold leaf.’

Origin

Old English, from Latin chaerephylla, from Greek khairephullon.

Pronunciation

chervil

/ˈtʃəːvɪl/