[suh-ler-ee-ak, -leer-]

Origin of celeriac

First recorded in 1735–45; celery + -ac
Also called celery root, knob celery, turnip-rooted celery.
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Contemporary Examples of celeriac

  • Directions: Preheat your oven to 400°F. Place the potatoes, celeriac and onion in an earthenware-type baking dish.

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    Butternut Squash, Plus Some Celeriac

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    November 25, 2008

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British Dictionary definitions for celeriac


  1. 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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