Origin of celery
Examples from the Web for celery
Atop the chili goes a spill of crisp chopped raw onions, and atop the onions you want a sprinkle of celery salt.
Cut the tops off the carrots and celery and peel your onion, then dice them.
The skinny Minnie even had some critics asking if the famed mouse had binged on celery and cocaine over the summer.Disney Characters Are Slimmed Down For Barneys and Harrods Holiday Campaigns|Misty White Sidell|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Use that minute to peel the onion and carrot, and wash your celery.
Sister Margaret Geary, 85, survived on celery sticks, a bottle of water, and cough drops she sucked on to quell her thirst.
Scald one quart of milk, with half an onion and a stalk of celery; strain into a pitcher and keep hot if convenient.Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties|Janet McKenzie Hill
In two minutes he was back, carrying four bunches of celery and a paper box marked "Paraffine candles."The Other Fellow|F. Hopkinson Smith
Turn it out of mould and garnish dish with water-cresses or celery, frizzed.Margaret Brown's French Cookery Book|Margaret Brown
Add to the meat some pieces of bones and "soup greens" as, for instance, celery, carrots and parsley.The Italian Cook Book|Maria Gentile
The Bed System answers particularly well for producing a large supply of Celery with the least amount of labour.
British Dictionary definitions for celery
Word Origin for celery
Word Origin and History for celery
1660s, from French céleri (17c., originally sceleri d'Italie), said by French sources to be from Italian (Lombard dialect) seleri (singular selero), from Late Latin selinon, from Greek selinon "parsley," of uncertain origin.
[O]ne day, in a weak and hungry moment, my roommate and I succumbed to a bit of larceny. A greengrocer's truck had parked down the street and was left unattended. We grabbed the first crate we could off the back. It turned out to be celery. For two days we ate nothing but celery and used up more calories chewing than we realized in energy. "Damn it," I said to my roommate, "What're we going to do? We can't starve." "That's funny," he replied. "I thought we could." [Chuck Jones, "Chuck Amuck," 1989]