skir·​ret | \ ˈskirə̇t, usually -ə̇t+V \
plural -s

Definition of skirret

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Skirret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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