noun cel·ery \ˈse-lə-rē, ˈsel-rē\

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

plural cel·er·ies

Full Definition of CELERY

:  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
May 24, 2015
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