celery[sel′ər ē, sel′rē]
Origin: Fr céleri < It seleri < L selinon < Gr, parsley
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noun pl. cel·er·ies
- 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: French céleri, from Italian dialectal seleri, pl. of selero, alteration of Late Latin selīnon, parsley, from Greek.