- a plant, Apium graveolens, of the parsley family, whose leafstalks are eaten raw or cooked.
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.Classics Get a Cheesy Twist at Fall River Spot
Jane & Michael Stern
May 4, 2014
Cut the tops off the carrots and celery and peel your onion, then dice them.Your Friday Gadget Chef Recipe: Two Day Soup
November 9, 2012
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
Use that minute to peel the onion and carrot, and wash your celery.The Gadget Chef: Reconstructed Chicken Soup
November 2, 2012
Sister Margaret Geary, 85, survived on celery sticks, a bottle of water, and cough drops she sucked on to quell her thirst.Elevator Horror Stories
The Daily Beast
December 15, 2011
Add the remainder of the celery and pour the sauce over this.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Why is it that celery is for the most part only eaten raw with cheese?
Chop up a stick of celery, a sprig of parsley, a carrot, an onion.
Prepare a head of celery as above, and cut it up into equal pieces.
Boil some carrots, cauliflower, spinach, and celery (all cut up) in water.
- 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 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]