A biennial plant (Apium graveolens var. dulce) of the umbel family, whose long, crisp leafstalks are eaten as a vegetable.
Webster's New World
The crisp thick leafstalks of this plant.
The seedlike fruits of this plant used as a flavoring.
- Apium graveolens dulce
- cultivated celery
Other Word Forms of Celery
Origin of Celery
French céleri from Italian dialectal seleri pl. of selero alteration of Late Latin selīnon parsley from Greek
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French céleri.
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