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celeriac

[ suh-ler-ee-ak, -leer- ]
/ səˈlɛr iˌæk, -ˈlɪər- /
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noun
a variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, of the parsley family, having a large, edible, turniplike root.
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Also called celery root, knob celery, turnip-rooted celery.

Origin of celeriac

First recorded in 1735–45; celery + -ac
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British Dictionary definitions for celeriac

celeriac
/ (sɪˈlɛrɪˌæk) /

noun
a variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, with a large turnip-like root, used as a vegetable

Word Origin for celeriac

C18: from celery + -ac, of unexplained origin
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