celery
noun (plural -eries) Etymology: obsolete French celeris, from Italian dialect seleri, plural of selero, modification of Late Latin selinon, from Greek Date: 1664 a European herb (Apium graveolens) of the carrot family; specifically one of a cultivated variety (A. graveolens dulce) with leafstalks eaten raw or cooked

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  • Celery — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • celery — (n.) 1660s, from Fr. céleri (17c., originally sceleri d Italie), from Italian (Lombard dialect) seleri (singular selero), from L.L. selinon, from Gk. selinon parsley. [O]ne day, in a weak and hungry moment, my roommate and I succumbed to a bit of …   Etymology dictionary

  • Celery — Cel er*y, n. [F. c[ e]leri, cf. Prov. It. seleno, seler; fr. Gr. ? parsley, in Lgr. & NGr. celery. Cf. {Parsley}.] (Bot.) A plant of the Parsley family ({Apium graveolens}), of which the blanched leafstalks are used as a salad. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • celery — ► NOUN ▪ a garden plant with crisp juicy stalks, used in salads or as a vegetable. ORIGIN French céleri, from Greek selinon parsley …   English terms dictionary

  • celery — [sel′ər ē, sel′rē] n. [Fr céleri < It seleri < L selinon < Gr, parsley] a biennial plant (Apium graveolens var. dulce) of the umbel family, whose long, crisp leafstalks are eaten as a vegetable …   English World dictionary

  • celery — /sel euh ree, sel ree/, n. a plant, Apium graveolens, of the parsley family, whose leafstalks are eaten raw or cooked. [1655 65; < F céleri < It seleri, pl. of selero Gk sélinon parsley] * * * Herb (Apium graveolens) of the parsley family, native …   Universalium

  • celery — noun … OF CELERY ▪ stalk (AmE), stick (esp. BrE) VERB + CELERY ▪ cook, prepare ▪ chop, dice, slice …   Collocations dictionary

  • celery — n. 1) crisp celery 2) a bunch of celery * * * [ selərɪ] a bunch of celery crisp celery …   Combinatory dictionary

  • celery — [17] Celery comes ultimately from Greek sélīnon, which signified ‘parsley’ – like the celery, a plant of the group Umbelliferae (the English word parsley comes from Greek petrōselínon, literally ‘rock parsley’). It came into English via Latin… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • celery — [17] Celery comes ultimately from Greek sélīnon, which signified ‘parsley’ – like the celery, a plant of the group Umbelliferae (the English word parsley comes from Greek petrōselínon, literally ‘rock parsley’). It came into English via Latin… …   Word origins

  • celery — [[t]se̱ləri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Celery is a vegetable with long pale green stalks. It is eaten raw in salads. ...a stick of celery …   English dictionary

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