noun small·age \-lij\

Definition of smallage



  1. :  a strongly scented erect biennial herb (Apium graveolens) that is the wild form of the culinary celery and is widely distributed in moist situations in temperate regions

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Origin and Etymology of smallage

Middle English smalege, alteration of smalache, from smal small + ache wild celery, parsley — more at ache

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a trip made at another's expense

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