Definition of celeriac in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈlerēˌak/


Celery of a variety that forms a large swollen turniplike root that can be eaten cooked or raw. Also called celery root.
  • Apium graveolens rapaceum.
Example sentences
  • More recently, celery breeding has been directed toward tolerance to a new strain of the same disease, and most of these varieties are crosses with celeriac.
  • The barley and the remaining diced, cooked carrot, turnip and celeriac can now be added.
  • The winter ratatouille of butternut squash and celeriac was in fact just big chunks of undercooked carrots.


Mid 18th century: from celery + an arbitrary use of -ac.

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Syllabification: ce·ler·i·ac

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