- a variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, of the parsley family, having a large, edible, turniplike root.
Origin of celeriac
Also called celery root, knob celery, turnip-rooted celery.
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Examples from the Web for celeriac
Directions: Preheat your oven to 400°F. Place the potatoes, celeriac and onion in an earthenware-type baking dish.Butternut Squash, Plus Some Celeriac
The Daily Beast
November 25, 2008
Celeriac is extensively used abroad, but, unfortunately, is little grown in America.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
Also I have beds of celeriac, and cold frames which yield a few cucumbers in the summer when emptied of plants.About Orchids
Celeriac is cooked in the same manner as Beet, and requires about the same length of time.
Celeriac, or Turnip-rooted Celery, is much prized on the Continent as a cooked vegetable, and as a salad.
Celeriac is much used in French Salads, and some appreciation is now shown for it in this country.
- a variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, with a large turnip-like root, used as a vegetable
C18: from celery + -ac, of unexplained origin
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