[Apium graveolens] Poznata baštenska biljka, čiji se koren upotrebljava kao začin.
Variety of garden celery Apium graveolens var. rapaceum of the carrot family Umbelliferae, with an edible, turniplike root and small, bitter stems.1. Grown for its thickened edible aromatic root; SYN. celery root, knob celery, root celery, turnip-rooted celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum.
2. Thickened edible aromatic root of a variety of celery plant; SYN. celery root.
Sinonimi: cultivated celery | Apium graveolens dulce
ETYM French céleri, cf. Prov. Italian seleno, seler. Parsley.
Old World plant Apium graveolens of the carrot family Umbelliferae. It grows wild in ditches and salt marshes and has a coarse texture and acrid taste. Cultivated varieties of celery are grown under cover to make them less bitter.1. Stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning.
2. Widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked; SYN. cultivated celery, Apium graveolens dulce.