Definition of chervil in English:

chervil

noun

  • A plant of the parsley family, with small white flowers and delicate fernlike leaves that are used as a culinary herb.

    • ‘Flat-leaf parsley, chervil or tarragon all work nicely in there, too.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Old English, from Latin chaerephylla, from Greek khairephullon.

Pronunciation

chervil

/ˈtʃərvəl//ˈCHərvəl/