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
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.
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.
In a large saucepan, sauté onion and celery in butter until tender.
Chop in quarters two onions, scrape and cut in half 4 carrots, clean 4 to 6 ribs of celery, and place all vegetable in the bottom of a roasting pan.
For instance, the Chicago Dog features mustard, relish, onion, sport peppers, tomato, pickle and celery salt, while the Memphis Dog has pulled pork topped with barbecue sauce and cole slaw.
A touch of water opens crisp, fresh peat and adds green vegetation, citrus and celery.
Celtuce reminded me of celery with its watery crunch and slight spice.
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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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