celery

noun
cel·​ery | \ˈse-lə-rē, 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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Now scientists have identified that the phthalides in celery contribute to its diuretic effect. Stephanie Feuer, Good Housekeeping, "9 Fruits And Vegetables That Are Natural Diuretics—No Pills Necessary," 5 Sep. 2017 Fold in rice, mint, cilantro, parsley, tarragon and celery leaf. Osayi Endolyn, WSJ, "Why Chefs Are Elevating Rice to Star Ingredient Status," 13 July 2018 Add tomato, celery leaves and cilantro and bring to a brisk simmer. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Artistry, flavor blends are marks of Moroccan," 10 July 2018 Homemade hot giardiniera, a pickled relish typically made of cauliflower, carrots, celery and peppers, supplied some light tartness to this meaty dish. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Garp & Fuss: Murky menu, lovely location," 6 July 2018 In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, pepper, celery seed and cinnamon. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Beef, fat and fire: How to build a better burger," 2 July 2018 The home remedies that usually are recommended, such as cherry juice and celery seed, did not help much. Joe Graedon, M.s., And Teresa Graedon, Houston Chronicle, "Changing washcloths daily helps control acne," 23 June 2018 Specifically, a few lean toward the precious and parsimonious, like slices of alabaster fluke adorned with tiny maitake mushrooms and shreds of aromatic celery leaf, or hamachi adorned with mint and scarlet slices of plum. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Andersonville’s Passerotto is a tale of two peninsulas," 21 June 2018 With Earth Day in mind, here are some ideas to combat food waste in your own kitchen: Keep kitchen scraps such as carrot peelings, herb and mushroom stems, celery leaves and onion skins to make stock. Amy Dewall Dadmun, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Famous dinner party gaffes and a colorful Earth Day menu," 21 Apr. 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, ˈsel-rē\

Kids Definition of celery

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

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