• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Smallage (Bot) A biennial umbelliferous plant (Apium graveolens) native of the seacoats of Europe and Asia. When deprived of its acrid and even poisonous properties by cultivation, it becomes celery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n smallage The celery-plant, Apium graveolens, especially in its wild State. It is then a marsh-plant, with the leafstalks little developed and of a coarse and acrid quality.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Smallage smawl′āj celery.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Small, + F. ache, smallage. See Ach parsley
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Small, Fr. ache—L. apium, parsley.


In literature:

Take the juice of smallage or lovage, and mix with any kind of bait.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Chop the smallage exceeding small, and put it in a good half hour before you are to take your possnet from the fire.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
When the bottle is two-thirds full of the smallage, turn in French brandy, till the bottle is full.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
They used also the Ink of Cuttle Fishes, with Smallage, Betony, Wine and Honey.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne