a plant, Sium sisarum, of the parsley family, cultivated in Europe for its edible tuberous root.

Origin of skirret

1300–50; Middle English skirwhite literally, pure white (skir < Old Norse skīrr clear, pure; cognate with Old English scīr); alteration, by folk etymology, of Middle French scherwitz, unexplained variant of Old French carvi caraway Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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an umbelliferous Old World plant, Sium sisarum, cultivated in parts of Europe for its edible tuberous roots

Word Origin for skirret

C14 skirwhite, perhaps from obsolete skir bright (see sheer 1) + white
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