an herb, Pertoselinum crispum, native to the Mediterranean, having either curled leaf clusters (French parsley) or flat compound leaves (Italian parsley) widely cultivated for use in garnishing or seasoning food.
before 1000;Middle Englishpersely, blend of Old Englishpetersilie and Old Frenchpersil; both < Late Latin*petrosilium, alteration of Latinpetroselīnum < Greekpetrosélīnon rock-parsley. See petro-, celery
A Pascal extension for construction of parse trees, by Barber of Summit Software. It features Iterators. ["PARSLEY: A New Compiler-Compiler", in Software Development Tools, Techniques and Alternatives, Arlington VA, Jul 1983, pp.232-241]. (1995-02-22)