Definition of celeriac in English:

celeriac

noun

  • Celery of a variety that forms a large swollen turniplike root that can be eaten cooked or raw.

    Also called celery root
    • ‘In this street market, celeriac, parsley root, arugula and frisée were available.’
    • ‘I had the scallops with creamed celeriac and apples with sauce nero.’
    • ‘More recently, celery breeding has been directed toward tolerance to a new strain of the same disease, and most of these varieties are crosses with celeriac.’
    • ‘The winter ratatouille of butternut squash and celeriac was in fact just big chunks of undercooked carrots.’
    • ‘The barley and the remaining diced, cooked carrot, turnip and celeriac can now be added.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from celery + an arbitrary use of -ac.

Pronunciation

celeriac

/səˈlɛriˌæk//səˈlerēˌak/