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'