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

Examples of celery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remove from skillet and add the onion, green bell pepper, celery and garlic to the skillet. cleveland, "Spice things up with Pork Creole," 11 June 2020 Instead, opt for raw veggies, like carrots, bell peppers, cucumber or celery for a true boost of vitamins and fiber, and pair with hummus or a low-fat dip. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Brownies, truffles and pasta: Healthful food swaps you will love," 11 June 2020 Natalie’s Replenish green juice with cucumber, celery, apple and lime juice. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "10 foods to help reduce the coronavirus lockdown weight," 2 June 2020 Sautée shallots, leeks and celery in bacon fat just until softened, about 2-3 minutes. 4. National Geographic, "Smoked Cod Chowder with Fresh Cod, Mussels and Scallops," 21 May 2020 Social media feeds are full of people picking up needlepoint, feeding their sourdough starters, re-learning to play the piano, and re-growing celery in their windows. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "What's Old Is New Again: Victorian Hobbies Are Making a Comeback," 2 May 2020 The feast includes bread and celery dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry relish, gravy, half dozen rolls, and Cherry Supreme Pie, all ready to heat and eat at home. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, "Restaurants Open on Mother's Day 2020 for Delivery or Carryout," 29 Apr. 2020 The Shoyu version includes pork, radish, onion, egg and nori; the vegetarian option includes mushroom, onion, cabbage, corn and celery. Lawrence Specker | Lspecker@al.com, al, "Creative cooking: Mobile restaurants step up in shutdown," 10 Apr. 2020 Garnish with toasted pine nuts and yellow celery leaves. Gerrad Hall, EW.com, "Need an at-home date night meal? Queer Eye's Antoni has you covered with a Fab 5-course menu," 14 May 2020

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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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The first known use of celery was in 1664

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25 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Celery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celery. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of celery

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


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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