Definition of chervil:
Anthriscus Cereifolium, beaked parsley.
- herb (part of speech: noun)
- "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
But in 1745 several Dutch soldiers were poisoned by eating the rough wild Chervil, from which the cultivated sweet variety is to be distinguished by its having its stems swollen beneath the joints- much as our blue- blooded patricians are signalised by gouty knuckles and bunioned feet.- "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
- "The Old English Herbals", Eleanour Sinclair Rohde.