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 for celery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smallage \Small"age\, n. [Small + F. ache smallage. See Ach
     parsley.] (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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apiaceae \Apiaceae\ prop. n.
     A natural family of plants bearing flowers in umbels;
     examples are: parsley; carrot; anise; caraway;
     celery; dill.
  
     Syn: Umbelliferae, family Umbelliferae, family Apiaceae,
          carrot family
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Celery \Cel"er*y\, n. [F. c['e]leri, cf. Prov. It. seleno,
     seler; fr. Gr. ? parsley, in Lgr. & NGr. celery. Cf.
     Parsley.] (Bot.)
     A plant of the Parsley family ({Apium graveolens), of which
     the blanched leafstalks are used as a salad.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  celery
      n 1: widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are
           eaten raw or cooked [syn: celery, cultivated celery,
           Apium graveolens dulce]
      2: stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning

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