smallage

[ smaw-lij ]
/ ˈsmɔ lɪdʒ /
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noun

the celery, Apium graveolens, especially in its wild state.

Nearby words

  1. small-scale,
  2. small-scale integration,
  3. small-talk,
  4. small-time,
  5. small-town,
  6. smallboy,
  7. smallclothes,
  8. smallens,
  9. smaller european elm bark beetle,
  10. smaller muscle of helix

Origin of smallage

1250–1300; Middle English smalege, smalache, equivalent to smale small + ache parsley < Old French < Latin apium celery, parsley

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smallage

/ (ˈsmɔːlɪdʒ) /

noun

an archaic name for wild celery

Word Origin for smallage

C13: from earlier smalache, from smal small + ache wild celery, from Old French, from Latin apium

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