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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Some good options: watermelon (duh), cucumbers, lettuce, celery, tomatoes,strawberries, oranges, and grapefruit. Amy Marturana, SELF, "Here’s Exactly How Much Water You Should Drink Every Day," 2 Jan. 2019 Serve drizzled with additional hot sauce and with celery, cucumbers, and other veggies for dipping. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Food + Drinks," 27 Dec. 2018 To make the lobster mix, combine the lobster meat, celery, tarragon leaves and lemon aioli. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Here's the Best Food to Eat at the US Open," 30 Aug. 2018 Kale is buddy-buddy with beets, celery, cucumbers, herbs, onions, spinach, chard, and potatoes. Zoe Schaeffer, Good Housekeeping, "10 Tips for Growing Kale This Fall," 9 Aug. 2018 Produce, including garlic, onions, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, beets, radishes, peas, sweet corn, potatoes, squash, celery, cucumbers, bananas, pineapples, strawberries, peaches, cherries, grapes, oranges and raspberries. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Taxing oxygen? It could happen. President Trump threatens wide-ranging tariffs on China," 11 July 2018 Mix shrimp, celery, lemon juice, parsley, water chestnuts and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Easy shrimp salad recipes for a chill weeknight supper," 23 May 2018 There were apples, cornbread, muffins, celery, cauliflower and mandarins, but Emery didn’t take anything for himself. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "Homeless man in Oakland lives in a box while waiting to move in to a shed," 11 May 2018 The food emphasizes creative takes on Italian classics, like a scampi crudo with artichoke hearts and burrata, cacio e pepe pasta with sea urchin, and pork with celery and cherries soaked in Armagnac. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 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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