Definition of parsley-bed in English:

parsley-bed

noun

  • 1A bed or plot of parsley.

  • 2Figurative. In English nursery tradition: a parsley-bed as the pretended place where (especially girl) babies come from. Hence in extended use: the uterus; the female genitals. Compare "gooseberry bush". Now rare.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Alphabet of Tales. From parsley + bed.

Pronunciation

parsley-bed

/ˈpɑːsliˌbɛd/