skirret

noun skir·ret \ˈskirə̇t, usually -ə̇t+V\

Definition of skirret

plural

-s

  1. :  an Asiatic herb (Sium sisarum) cultivated in Europe for its sweet edible tuberous roots

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Origin and Etymology of skirret

Middle English skirwhit, by folk etymology (influence of Middle English skir, skire bright, pure and Middle English whit white) from Middle French eschervi, probably modification of Arabic karawyā skirret, caraway


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