Definition of mountain parsley in English:

mountain parsley


  • 1Any of several plants of the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) with finely divided, parsley-like leaves, especially Peucedanum oreoselinum; compare mountain stone parsley.

  • 2The parsley fern, Cryptogramma crispa.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Lyte (1529–1607), botanist and antiquary. After Middle French persil de montaigne from persil + de of + montaigne A..