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celeriac

Line breaks: ce¦ler|iac
Pronunciation: /sɪˈlɛrɪak
 
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Definition of celeriac in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Celery of a variety which forms a large swollen turnip-like root which can be eaten cooked or raw.
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.

Origin

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

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