from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A European herb (Apium graveolens) of the carrot family.
- n. The stalks of this herb eaten as a vegetable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant of the Parsley family (Apium graveolens), of which the blanched leafstalks are used as a salad.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
- n. stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning
Death by celery is a fate worse than regular death.
Because asking someone to come over to your house for celery is like calling him up and saying, "Hey, want to come over to my house so my new friend Luca Brasi can beat you with a belt and then trample on your dignity?"
But celery is on a level below the other vegetables.
"Go on and tell her, Mr. Gunston, about that fan tan sucker that made nineteen thousan 'last year in celery an' asparagus."
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.
Tilly appeared in a light green blouse, the one she called celery.
You can spread it on sandwiches, use it for a chip dip and best of all, stuff it in celery sticks.
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.