Middle English Dictionary Entry

perselī n.
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(a) One of several plants belonging to the parsley family; esp. the common or garden parsley (Petroselinum crispum); (b) wilde ~, one of several uncultivated plants allied to common parsley; Alexanders or horse parsley (Smyrnium olusatrum) [quot.: a1300]; (c) ~ bed, a bed of parsley; ~ blades (leves), leves of ~, leaves or sprigs of parsley; ~ rotes (mores), rotes of ~, parsley roots; jus of ~, an extract made from ground parsley, esp. from the seed; ~ sed, sed of ~; (d) wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum) [cp. serpol]; (e) fleawort (Plantago psyllium).