Meaning of “celeriac” in the English Dictionary

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"celeriac" in British English

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celeriacnoun [ U ]

uk /səˈler.i.æk/ us /səˈler.i.æk/

Examples from literature

  • Celeriac is extensively used abroad, but, unfortunately, little known in America. 
  • Celeriac is of course a compound of the word "celery" and the Arabic suffix "ac," which means "bearing a resemblance to" or "a small imitation of." 
  • Celeriac. —-This appetising vegetable has been little cultivated owing to a general but erroneous belief that it was the name of a new kind of motor-car. 
  • Parsnips, kohl-rabi, celeriac and salsify are prepared in the same way as are carrots. 

(Definition of “celeriac” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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