Definition of celery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈseləri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseləri//
[uncountable] Vegetables
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a vegetable with long crisp light green stems that are often eaten raw (British English) a stick of celery (North American English) a stalk of celery Chop the celery and add it to the salad. See related entries: Vegetables Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French céleri, from Italian dialect selleri, based on Greek selinon ‘parsley’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: celery