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skirret

[skir-it] /ˈskɪr ɪt/
noun
1.
a plant, Sium sisarum, of the parsley family, cultivated in Europe for its edible tuberous root.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English skirwhite literally, pure white (skir < Old Norse skīrr clear, pure; cognate with Old English scīr); alteration, by folk etymology, of Middle French scherwitz, unexplained variant of Old French carvi caraway
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skirret

/ˈskɪrɪt/
noun
1.
an umbelliferous Old World plant, Sium sisarum, cultivated in parts of Europe for its edible tuberous roots
Word Origin
C14 skirwhite, perhaps from obsolete skir bright (see sheer1) + white
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