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A poisonous white-flowered plant of the parsley family, with fernlike leaves and an unpleasant smell, native to Eurasia and North Africa.
- ‘Do you have witches’ thimbles, devil's nettle, fool's parsley, or wolf's bane in your garden?’
- ‘Although fairly toxic, fool's parsley has occasionally been used in folk medicine.’
- ‘This is fool's parsley, a plant you'd better not consume.’
- ‘Both poison hemlock and fool's parsley smell nasty; just roll some leaves between your thumb and forefinger, and smell.’
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