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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In another bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and celery seed. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Smoked Hot Dogs with Carolina Coleslaw," 27 June 2019 At LunchStops parents can expect turkey ham and cheese sandwiches, salads, fresh strawberries, plums, carrots and celery and, of course, the school beverage of choice, milk. Bianca Sanchez, chicagotribune.com, "CPS to offer children free lunch at nearly 100 locations, almost all summer vacation," 25 June 2019 Add the coriander seeds, fenugreek leaves, cilantro, celery seeds, chile powder and chickpea flour. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: How to make golden pakoras just like Vik’s Chaat in Berkeley," 11 June 2019 In large bowl, whisk together 4 cups buttermilk, sugar, garlic, 2 tablespoons celery seed, and 1/2 cup salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Best Ever Fried Chicken," 7 June 2019 In a blender or juicer, combine 1 bunch celery, chopped, and 1 bunch kale leaves, chopped and stems discarded. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "In Praise of the Morning Cocktail," 25 June 2019 Guests pick a base, like cauliflower rice with organic crimini mushroom, sweet onion, celery, garlic, organic extra-virgin olive oil, green onion, sea salt and pepper. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Dirty Root brings customizable, nutrient-dense bowls to West Loop, plus more restaurant news," 21 June 2019 In a large soup pot, combine onions, cabbage, bell pepper, celery, carrots, leek, dry soup mix, parsley and dill. 2. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Singer Steve Lawrence a favorite for Father’s Day memories," 14 June 2019 The aunts sit along the wall in their narrow stone chairs that smell of stone polish, lemony and cold, with overtop a layer of something like celery, the aunts themselves. Anne Carson, Harper's magazine, "From a manuscript in progress. Carson’s collection of performance pieces," 10 June 2019

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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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