celeriac

[suh-ler-ee-ak, -leer-]
noun
a variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, of the parsley family, having a large, edible, turniplike root.
Also called celery root, knob celery, turnip-rooted celery.


Origin:
1735–45; celery + -ac

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celeriac (sɪˈlɛrɪˌæk)
 
n
a variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, with a large turnip-like root, used as a vegetable
 
[C18: from celery + -ac, of unexplained origin]

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