celery

noun
cel·​ery | \ ˈse-lə-rē How to pronounce celery (audio) , ˈsel-rē\
plural celeries

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

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As a result, a cup of live jellyfish provides just five calories — one-third the amount in a cup of celery. Carl Zimmer, The Seattle Times, "In the sea, a big appetite for jellyfish," 26 Oct. 2018 Add ice to serving glass, and pour in blended mocktail. Garnish with a stalk of fresh celery, and a toothpick of alternating all natural olives and pickle slices. Health.com, "6 Mocktail Recipes That Make Happy Hour Way Healthier," 12 July 2018 Bruno and his pals are especially keen on Bergerac sec with trout, smoked salmon, chilled summer soups and crayfish atop a broth of celery, fennel, onions and carrots. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "A French wine mystery: Where's the Bergerac?," 6 June 2018 Scarlett Johansson has the emotional range of a f*cking celery. Mackenzie Cummings-grady, Billboard, "'Avengers: Infinity War' Cast Reads Mean Tweets on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!': Watch," 1 May 2018 Add celery and onion, and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Traditional Bread Stuffing With Herbs," 7 Nov. 2018 Add celery and carrots and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 minutes more. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Herb Dressing," 24 Oct. 2018 Well, Canora recommends sticking with a basic mirepoix, which is a combination of carrots, onions, and celery. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make Bone Broth at Home, According to a Chef," 18 July 2018 Related to parsley, celery will stay fresh in a plastic bag for a week in the refrigerator. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Celebrate celery!," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of celery

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for celery

borrowed from French céleri (17th-century celeris, sceleri, Middle French scellerin), borrowed from an Upper Italian form (as Ligurian sèlarʼu, Lombard sèleri), altered from Vulgar Latin *selinum (Late Latin selīnon), borrowed from Greek sélīnon, perhaps from a pre-Greek substratal language

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celery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of celery

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

celery

noun
cel·​ery | \ ˈse-lə-rē How to pronounce celery (audio) , ˈsel-rē\

Kids Definition of celery

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

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