wild celery

noun

Origin:
1850–55

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wild celery
 
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Archaic name: smallage a strongly scented umbelliferous plant, Apium graveolens, of temperate regions: the ancestor of cultivated celery

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wild celery

(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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Mountain gorillas eat mostly herbs-wild celery, nettles, bedstraw.
The distinctive flavor of both is due to the wild celery on which they feed.
They were making their way down a hillside, eating stinging nettle and wild celery as they went.
Students will compare the growth rates of the wild celery plants in the two chambers by creating a line graph of their data.
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