Definition of skirret in English:


Line breaks: skir|ret
Pronunciation: /ˈskɪrɪt


  • An East Asian plant of the parsley family, formerly cultivated in Europe for its edible carrot-like root.
    • Sium sisarum, family Umbelliferae
    More example sentences
    • However, mention of skirrets had largely disappeared from the recipe books by the end of the 18th century.
    • The skirret gets an early head start, and is in full size and bloom by the time the hog peanut gets going.
    • I have no idea whether sparrows eat skirret, but they were definitely sniffing around it the other night.


Middle English skirwhit(e), perhaps from Scots skire 'bright, clear' + white.

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