An eastern Asian plant (Sium sisarum) in the parsley family, having a cluster of tuberous, sweetish, edible roots.
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Origin of skirret
- Middle English skirwhit alteration (influenced by skir pure, bright) (white white) of Old French eschervi probably from Arabic karawyā caraway from Greek karō
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- A corrupted form equivalent to sugarwort.