Definition of celery in English:

celery

Line breaks: cel¦ery
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛləri
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A cultivated plant of the parsley family, with closely packed succulent leaf stalks which are used as a salad or cooked vegetable.
    • Apium graveolens variety dulce, family Umbelliferae
    More example sentences
    • Finely chop the shallots, garlic, basil, celery, parsley and beetroot and place in a bowl.
    • Slice the carrots, leeks and celery and add to the pot with the parsley stalks and bay leaves, salt and pepper.
    • Heat the oil in a pan, then sauté the carrot, celery and onion until golden.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French céleri, from Italian dialect selleri, based on Greek selinon 'parsley'.

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