celery

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noun cel·ery \ ˈse-lə-rē , ˈsel-rē \

Definition of celery

plural celeries
: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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Origin and Etymology of 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


CELERY Defined for English Language Learners

celery

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Definition of celery for English Language Learners

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


CELERY Defined for Kids

celery

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noun cel·ery \ ˈse-lə-rē , ˈsel-rē \

Definition of celery for Students

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


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