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 Gr, 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.