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‘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.’
- ‘A male with young in the nest will avidly take care of a stalk of celery or a head of lettuce daily.’
- ‘Peel the carrots and cut them into large chunks, then cut the leeks and celery into short lengths.’
Mid 17th century from French céleri, from Italian dialect selleri, based on Greek selinon ‘parsley’.