American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A biennial European plant (Apium graveolens var. dulce) in the parsley family, having edible roots, leafstalks, leaves, and fruits.
- n. The crisp thick leafstalks of this plant.
- n. The seedlike fruits of this plant used as a flavoring.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An umbelliferous plant, Apium graveolens, a native of Europe, and long cultivated in gardens for the use of the table. The green leaves and stalks are used as an ingredient in soups, but ordinarily the stems are blanched. There are many varieties in cultivation, the stems blanching pink, yellow, or white. See
- n. See Vallisneria.
- n. On the Pacific coast, an aquatic umbelliferous plant, Œnanthe sarmentosa, the stems of which have the taste of celery and were eaten by the Indians. The poisonous Oregon water-hemlock is said to be sometimes mistaken for this.
- n. A European herb (Apium graveolens) of the carrot family.
- n. uncountable The stalks of this herb eaten as a vegetable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A plant of the Parsley family (Apium graveolens), of which the blanched leafstalks are used as a salad.
- n. widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
- n. stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning
- From French céleri. (Wiktionary)
- French céleri, from Italian dialectal seleri, pl. of selero, alteration of Late Latin selīnon, parsley, from Greek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Add in diced celery and spices (adjust salt and pepper to taste, if needed) and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until celery is just tender.”
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“Ordinary supermarket celery is fine for this dish, although it has a milder taste than leaf celery.”
“Leaf celery (Apium graveolens var. secalinum): this type of celery is grown for its leaves, and is used as an herb in Europe and China.”
“Leaf celery is not carried by most major supermarkets.”
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