celery[sel′ər ē, sel′rē]
a biennial plant (Apium graveolens var. dulce) of the umbel family, whose long, crisp leafstalks are eaten as a vegetable
Origin of celeryFrench céleri ; from Italian seleri ; from Classical Latin selinon ; from Classical Greek parsley
- A biennial European plant (Apium graveolens var. dulce) in the parsley family, having edible roots, leafstalks, leaves, and fruits.
- The crisp thick leafstalks of this plant.
- The seedlike fruits of this plant used as a flavoring.
Origin of celeryFrench céleri, from Italian dialectal seleri, pl. of selero, alteration of Late Latin selīnon, parsley, from Greek.
From French céleri.