usually -ə̇t+V
plural -s
: an Asiatic herb (Sium sisarum) cultivated in Europe for its sweet edible tuberous roots

Word History


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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“Skirret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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