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[ suh-ler-ee-ak, -leer- ]
/ səˈlɛr iˌæk, -ˈlɪər- /


a variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, of the parsley family, having a large, edible, turniplike root.

Nearby words

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Origin of celeriac

First recorded in 1735–45; celery + -ac
Also called celery root, knob celery, turnip-rooted celery. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for celeriac


/ (sɪˈlɛrɪˌæk) /


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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