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celery Syllabification: cel·er·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsel(ə)rē/

Definition of celery in English:


A cultivated plant of the parsley family, with closely packed succulent leafstalks that are eaten raw or cooked.
  • Apium graveolens variety dulce, family Umbelliferae
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.


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

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