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  • n. Celery in its wild (uncultivated) form.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The celery-plant, Apium graveolens, especially in its wild State.


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  • Usage/historical note in comment on dittany. Also:

    "When Catherine of Aragon was a young queen in England, salad plants were so rare that she had to send to holland for the lettuce she loved. Within thirty years, a wide variety of salad greens were available, including chicory, endive, mallow, purslane, fennel, smallage and peppery rocket. ... Small wonder that metal and earthenware colanders were becoming common."

    --Kate Colquhoun, <i>Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking</i> (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007), 95

    January 8, 2017

  • wild celery

    February 5, 2008