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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What appears to be a cherry tomato eats like a bloody mary — celery and booze included. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Outside Houston, a chef with a flair for the avant-garde serves up three hours of sorcery," 11 June 2019 Transfer the onion, celery and green bell pepper mixture to the pan; cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, "This one-pot chicken and rice delivers a lot of comfort, and a little kick," 10 June 2019 Several rare and endangered plant and animal species are found here, including the Delta button celery and California Tiger Salamander. Jill K. Robinson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Top 10 California parks: Little known wonders," 9 May 2018 Beyond the usual suspects like bacon and celery, the topping bar also offers items like pickled eggs, fried ravioli, sardines and hush puppies. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "This new Phoenix restaurant has the biggest Bloody Mary bar in Arizona," 7 June 2019 Add the eggs, chopped celery, green onions, dill and potatoes to the bowl. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Mustard Vinaigrette Potato Salad with Egg," 7 June 2019 The biggest culprit are citrus fruits — especially limes, said Zeichner — but other plants, like lemons, celery, wild parsnip, parsley and hogweed also contain furocoumarins. Htv National Desk, Houston Chronicle, "Woman’s blistering 'margarita burn' a warning about the popular summer drink," 5 June 2019 For remoulade, combine mustard, mayonnaise, garlic, onions and celery. Ann Maloney, nola.com, "Dig into the red, ripe Creole Tomato Fest this weekend," 5 June 2019 Add carrots, celery and potatoes, and cook until vegetables soften but pick up no color, about 3 minutes. 2. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Most Satisfying Vegetable Soup," 28 Dec. 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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