Definition of "celery" []

  • A biennial European plant (Apium graveolens var. dulce) in the parsley family, having edible roots, leafstalks, leaves, and fruits. (noun)
  • The crisp thick leafstalks of this plant. (noun)
  • The seedlike fruits of this plant used as a flavoring. (noun)
  • An umbelliferous Eurasian plant, Apium graveolens dulce, whose blanched leafstalks are used in salads or cooked as a vegetable (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "celery" in a sentence
  • "Death by celery is a fate worse than regular death."
  • "Because asking someone to come over to your house for celery is like calling him up and saying, "Hey, want to come over to my house so my new friend Luca Brasi can beat you with a belt and then trample on your dignity?""
  • "But celery is on a level below the other vegetables."