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1 definition by bampowthoom

An individual who adds to the overall appearance or dynamics of a group but has no interesting qualities on their own. Similar to the herb parsley, which is used in many dishes as a garnish; these individuals "garnish" a group interaction (oftentimes in a party or entourage) but have no flavor or personality by themselves.
L: Why would you invite Luis to the party? He's so boring!
D: Yeah, but the guest list is too exciting. We need to throw some parsley in there.
by bampowthoom May 04, 2007