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
Recent Examples of celery from the Web
The spices are the same, but unlike his grandpa, Schaefer puts fresh lemon, celery and garlic into the pot.
Gamba A nest of celery root chips top a bevy of shrimp that can be stirred with lush egg yolk.
Two tiny cornhusk canoes rest on top, each bearing lengths of hollowed baby corn stuffed with tarragon gel, wrapped in guanciale, dipped in Meyer-lemon hollandaise and dusted with bottarga, tarragon and celery.
This veggie-heavy burger beefs up its nutrition stats with vitamin-rich carrots, celery, zucchini, and onion.
Cruz: Garlic, celery, carrots, fresh herbs in general —
Get a glass of that, or any of the high-wire-act cocktails that always, beguilingly, seem to work—a mole mezcal manhattan; a mushroom old-fashioned; drinks with kale or celery juice—and then head outside to the expansive courtyard.
Zero stars for a deep-fried Mars Bar and 11 stars for a plate of celery, for instance.
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Origin and Etymology of celery
borrowed from French céleri (17th-century celeris, sceleri, Middle French scellerin), borrowed from an Upper Italian form (as Ligurian sèlar'u, Lombard sèleri), altered from Vulgar Latin *selinum (Late Latin selīnon), borrowed from Greek sélīnon, perhaps from a pre-Greek substratal language
First Known Use: 1664
CELERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of celery for English Language Learners
: a vegetable that is grown for its long light green stems
CELERY Defined for Kids
Definition of celery for Students
: a vegetable that has crisp light green leafstalks that are eaten raw or cooked
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