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
And his agricultural innovations helped put Chula Vista on the map by 1935 as America’s celery capital.
Lovage is a perennial plant with leaves that taste like a cross between celery and parsley.
On cooler days, begin transplanting seedlings for broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and celery.
These were more effort to eat - like tough, earthy celery.
Stir in celery and remaining 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.
The amount of nitrates added by celery is generally comparable to the amount provided by sodium nitrate.
Place lettuce in a large bowl and top with black beans, red pepper, corn, celery, avocado and onion.
Nothing beats that combo of pickles, sport peppers, relish, mustard, onions, tomato wedges and celery salt on a Grilled Vienna frankfurter in a poppy seed bun. 2.
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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: 1664See Words from the same year
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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