celery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n celery stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning
    • n celery widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, andchocolate.
    • n Celery (Bot) A plant of the Parsley family (Apium graveolens), of which the blanched leafstalks are used as a salad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Celery does make you lose calories, it doesn't have a special chemical to do so but it has no calories so the chewing burns the calories burned
    • n celery An umbelliferous plant, Apium graveolens, a native of Europe, and long cultivated in gardens for the use of the table. The green leaves and stalks are used as an ingredient in soups, but ordinarily the stems are blanched. There are many varieties in cultivation, the stems blanching pink, yellow, or white. See celeriac.
    • n celery See Vallisneria.
    • n celery On the Pacific coast, an aquatic umbelliferous plant, Œnanthe sarmentosa, the stems of which have the taste of celery and were eaten by the Indians. The poisonous Oregon water-hemlock is said to be sometimes mistaken for this.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
    • n Celery sel′er-i a kitchen vegetable cultivated for its long blanched succulent stalks.
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Quotations

  • Aldous Huxley
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    “I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. céleri, cf. Prov. It. seleno, seler,; fr. Gr. parsley, in Lgr. & NGr. celery,. Cf,. Parsley
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. céleri—L. and Gr. selīnon, parsley.

Usage

In literature:

A bunch of celery and some soup greens!
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
Leeks, cucumber, or burnet vinegar; celery, or celery seed pounded.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The young waiter, Angelo, brought her a cup of coffee after the cheese and celery.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
CELERY SEED, DATES, HONEY, VINEGAR, RAISIN WINE, BROTH, A LITTLE OIL.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
Some people use all of the celery except the leaves, but the salad is finer when made of the white part only.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
Celery, Winter Giant, large, crisp, finest winter sort.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
Celery seed takes the place of celery for soup or stews when it is scarce; parsley seed of parsley.
"Culture and Cooking" by Catherine Owen
A noted table bird, especially in the south where it feeds on wild celery.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
There were a few tomatoes to be found on the vines; though celery, turnips and cabbages made a brave showing.
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
Let them cool, and add a pint of the largest peas, three stalks of minced celery, a good sized cucumber cut fine, ten drops of onion juice.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
The Italians treat it as celery.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
I have found enough celery in the little garden for dinner.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Altogether, it suggests a giant piece of celery.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
We had reached the cheese and celery before Bill contributed a piece of news that impressed us in different ways.
"Aliens" by William McFee
The butcher's shop was hung with turkeys and chickens, and bright with green of celery and red of cranberries and apples.
"The Wooing of Calvin Parks" by Laura E. Richards
Minced celery or celery seed is nice mixed with this paste.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
CREAM OF CELERY SOUP.
"Gala Day Luncheons" by Caroline Benedict Burrell
Earth up celery and put out more young plants.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle
If parsley and celery are to be used to flavor the broth they may be added during the last hour of cooking.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
Ham and celery and chicken, a roast is frying, the ham if it is thickening is squeezing roast beef into a mayonnaise dressing.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
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In poetry:

Celery, raw
Develops the jaw,
But celery, stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.
"Celery" by Ogden Nash
Odours that rise
When the spade wounds the root of tree,
Rose, currant, raspberry, or goutweed,
Rhubarb or celery;
"Digging 2" by Edward Thomas
Come, John, Jane, and Susan, the soup take away,
And bring in the turbot, the sheep's head and bass;
And have you got lobster and salad to-day?
And see that the celery's all right in the glass.
"Mrs. Merdle Ordereth The Second Course" by Horatio Alger Jr

In news:

Fennel and Celery Make a Striking Pair.
Fennel and celery salad.
This lunch consists of an Italian sandwich, celery, corn, chocolate milk and orange slices.
Green lentils, carrots, celery, garlic, walnuts, and goat cheese keep the dish easy, but still sophisticated.
6 stalks celery, rough chopped.
Butter 2 cups onions, diced 1 1/2 cups carrots, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup leeks, diced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 20 cups chicken stock 4 each bay leaves 16 branches fresh thyme 3 tsps.
Celery, Grilled Grape and Mushroom Salad.
Autumn Williamson, 13, of Newfield, Barry Simone (right), and Ron Kayser (second from right), along with other volunteers, chop celery for stuffing in the kitchen of the Pitman United Methodist Church, Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012.
What do you get when you mix lemon jello, evaporated milk, lemon juice, green onions, green olives, pimiento, celery, steak sauce, and Spam.
"A+ Circulation" enamored with a pineapple and celery combo, but the pears and oranges in "Weight Control" looked pretty amazing as well.
Da Juice Bar, located on the 300 block of N. Brand Blvd in Glendale, has a Green Juice that includes kale, parsley, celery, spinach, cucumber and choice of red or green apples.
Stir in 6 cups of the stock, lentils , carrots, celery leaves, and red pepper flakes.
Half package of celery, diced.
Any amount of diagonally cut vegetables and fruit like carrots, celery, snow peas, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, onions, summer squash, pineapple, apple, pear, etc.
A Southern California grower and food processing firm has expanded its voluntarily recall of packaged onions and celery because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
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In science:

The redshift-luminosity distance relation in an LTB model and its possible connection with cosmic acceleration, or the lack of it, have been studied by Celeri´er , Alnes et al.
The Possibility of Cosmic Acceleration via Spatial Averaging in Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi Models
Celerier, Do we real ly see a cosmological constant in the supernovae data ?, Astron.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
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