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celery

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noun cel·ery \ˈse-lə-rē, ˈsel-rē\

Simple Definition of celery

  • : a vegetable that is grown for its long light green stems

Full Definition of celery

plural cel·er·ies

  1. :  a European herb (Apium graveolens) of the carrot family; specifically :  one of a cultivated variety (A. graveolens dulce) with leafstalks eaten raw or cooked

Origin of celery

obsolete French celeris, from Italian dialect seleri, plural of selero, modification of Late Latin selinon, from Greek


First Known Use: 1664


CELERY Defined for Kids

celery

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noun cel·ery \ˈse-lə-rē, ˈsel-rē\

Definition of celery

  1. :  a vegetable that has crisp light green leafstalks that are eaten raw or cooked





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