Skirret meaning

skûrĭt
An eastern Asian plant (Sium sisarum) in the parsley family, having a cluster of tuberous, sweetish, edible roots.
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An umbelliferous plant (Sium or Pimpinella sisarum), cultivated for its sweet edible tuberous roots.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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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.

    From Wiktionary