Selinon is the greek word for celery, and it can be cited in Homer's The Odyssey. It is appropriate that the Greeks would have the first word for celery, as it is a plant native to the Mediterranean region, and they were of the most civilized nations at the time.

There is a greek colony, Selinus, which was named for the plant growing in the area, considered holy plant.

Celery leaves were worn by champions in the Nemean Games.

It is a member of the carrot family.

Gritchka says The word celery comes from selinon, but in ancient Greek that meant parsley. The word parsley comes from petra-selinon i.e. 'rock-parsley'

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