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

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Now in those days long ago, a group of women once went out to search for wild celery in the early spring.

  • 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
  • There the canvas-back duck, in a little flock, broke the Sabbath to dive for the wild celery that grows beneath the sound.

    The Entailed Hat George Alfred Townsend
  • In it there is a good spring of fresh water, some goats, and abundance of wild celery.

  • There are, in addition, leaves of the wild celery and of the olive and vine, all quite clearly distinguishable.

    Myth-Land F. Edward Hulme
  • A species of wild celery, also, which grows abundantly near the sea-shore, was valuable as an antiscorbutic.

  • The scurvy-grass and wild celery, moreover, enable “the doctor” to turn out more than one variety of soup.

    The Land of Fire Mayne Reid
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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