Fool's parsley. See under Fool. - - Hedge parsley, Milk parsley, Stone parsley, names given to various weeds of similar appearance to the parsley.Parsley fern(Bot.), a small fern with leaves resembling parsley Parsley piert(Bot.), a small herb (Alchemilla arvensis) formerly used as a remedy for calculus.

(Pars"nip) n. [OE. parsnepe, from a French form, fr. L. pastinaca; cf. pastinare to dig up, pastinum a kind of dibble; cf. OF. pastenade, pastenaque.] (Bot.) The aromatic and edible spindle- shaped root of the cultivated form of the Pastinaca sativa, a biennial umbelliferous plant which is very poisonous in its wild state; also, the plant itself.

Cow parsnip. See Cow parsnip.Meadow parsnip, the European cow parsnip. - - Poison parsnip, the wild stock of the parsnip.Water parsnip, any plant of the umbelliferous genus Sium, the species of which are poisonous.

(Par"son) n. [OE. persone person, parson, OF. persone, F. personne person, LL. persona fr. L. persona a person. See Person.]

1. (Eng. Eccl. Law) A person who represents a parish in its ecclesiastical and corporate capacities; hence, the rector or incumbent of a parochial church, who has full possession of all the rights thereof, with the cure of souls.

2. Any clergyman having ecclesiastical preferment; one who is in orders, or is licensed to preach; a preacher.

He hears the parson pray and preach.

Parson bird(Zoöl.), a New Zealand bird (Prosthemadera Novæseelandiæ) remarkable for its powers of mimicry and its ability to articulate words. Its color is glossy black, with a curious tuft of long, curly, white feathers on each side of the throat. It is often kept as a cage bird.

(Par"son*age) n.

1. (Eng. Eccl. Law) A certain portion of lands, tithes, and offerings, for the maintenance of the parson of a parish.

2. The glebe and house, or the house only, owned by a parish or ecclesiastical society, and appropriated to the maintenance or use of the incumbent or settled pastor.

3. Money paid for the support of a parson. [Scot.]

What have I been paying stipend and teind, parsonage and vicarage, for?
Sir W. Scott.

(Par"soned) a. Furnished with a parson.

(Par"si*mo*ny) n. [L. parsimonia, parcimonia; cf. parcere to spare, parsus sparing: cf. F. parcimonie.] Closeness or sparingness in the expenditure of money; — generally in a bad sense; excessive frugality; niggardliness. Bacon.

Awful parsimony presided generally at the table.

Syn. — Economy; frugality; illiberality; covetousness; closeness; stinginess. See Economy.

(Pars"ley) n. [OE. persely, persil, F. persil, L. petroselinum rock parsley, Gr. stone + parsley. Cf. Celery.] (Bot.) An aromatic umbelliferous herb having finely divided leaves which are used in cookery and as a garnish.

As she went to the garden for parsley, to stuff a rabbit.

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