celery

[ sel-uh-ree, sel-ree ]
/ ˈsɛl ə ri, ˈsɛl ri /

noun

a plant, Apium graveolens, of the parsley family, whose leafstalks are eaten raw or cooked.

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Origin of celery

1655–65; < French céleri < Italian seleri, plural of selero ≪ Greek sélinon parsley

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British Dictionary definitions for celery

celery
/ (ˈsɛlərɪ) /

noun

an umbelliferous Eurasian plant, Apium graveolens dulce, whose blanched leafstalks are used in salads or cooked as a vegetableSee also celeriac
wild celery a related and similar plant, Apium graveolens

Word Origin for celery

C17: from French céleri, from Italian (Lombardy) dialect selleri (plural), from Greek selinon parsley
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