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[smaw-lij] /ˈsmɔ lɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the celery, Apium graveolens, especially in its wild state.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English smalege, smalache, equivalent to smale small + ache parsley < Old French < Latin apium celery, parsley
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British Dictionary definitions for smallage

smallage

/ˈsmɔːlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an archaic name for wild celery
Word Origin
C13: from earlier smalache, from smalsmall + ache wild celery, from Old French, from Latin apium
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Encyclopedia Article for smallage

(Apium graveolens), wild celery; strongly scented, erect, biennial herb of the carrot family (Apiaceae, or Umbelliferae) widely distributed in moist places within the temperate zones, and grown for use as a flavouring similar to celery. In traditional medicine, smallage roots are used as a carminative and its leaf stalks as a soothing tea

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