wild celery

Origin of wild celery

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby wild celery

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How to use wild celery in a sentence

  • The scurvy-grass and wild celery, moreover, enable “the doctor” to turn out more than one variety of soup.

    The Land of Fire | Mayne Reid
  • Our last example of the sea-side umbellifers is the wild celery (Apium graveolens) of salt marshes and ditches.

    The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
  • Another article of food which is much prized, is a species of wild celery which grows in great quantities along the coast.

  • In return, they brought us large quantities of shell-fish and the delicious wild celery.

  • There the canvas-back duck, in a little flock, broke the Sabbath to dive for the wild celery that grows beneath the sound.

    The Entailed Hat | George Alfred Townsend

British Dictionary definitions for wild celery

wild celery

  1. a strongly scented umbelliferous plant, Apium graveolens, of temperate regions: the ancestor of cultivated celery: Archaic name: smallage

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