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wild celery

Origin of wild celery
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Their horses stood each by his own chariot, champing lotus and wild celery.

    The Iliad Homer
  • A noted table bird, especially in the south where it feeds on wild celery.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • And they live in the marshes, I hear, and feed on the wild celery—do they not?

    The Wood Fire in No. 3 F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Then, smiling, he went and gathered on the banks of the stream a few handfuls of wild celery, with which he rubbed the boy's body.

  • Just before the conflict the Greeks met a mule train laden with selinon, or wild celery, the plant used at funerals.

    Vistas in Sicily Arthur Stanley Riggs
  • Our last example of the sea-side umbellifers is the wild celery (Apium graveolens) of salt marshes and ditches.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
  • In it there is a good spring of fresh water, some goats, and abundance of wild celery.

  • Hitherto, the stores of food had been eked out by mussels and wild celery, but there was now no one to search for them.

    Pioneers and Founders Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • Now in those days long ago, a group of women once went out to search for wild celery in the early spring.

  • Another article of food which is much prized, is a species of wild celery which grows in great quantities along the coast.

British Dictionary definitions for wild celery

wild celery

a strongly scented umbelliferous plant, Apium graveolens, of temperate regions: the ancestor of cultivated celery Archaic name smallage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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