rapidity; swiftness; speed
late 15c., from Old French celeritee (14c., Modern French célérité), from Latin celeritatem (nominative celeritas) “swiftness,” from celer “swift,” from possible PIE root *kel- “to drive, set in swift motion” (cf. Sanskrit carati “goes,” Greek keles “fast horse or ship,” keleuthos “journey, road,” Lithuanian sulys “a gallop,” Old High German scelo “stallion”).
processor Intel Corporation’s trade name for its family of Pentium II microprocessors meant for use in low-end computers. The Celeron is constructed on the 0.25 micron Deschutes base. Clock rates of 266, 300 and 333 MHz are supported. It is built on the same daughterboard as the Pentium II without the black plastic case and […]
a plant, Apium graveolens, of the parsley family, whose leafstalks are eaten raw or cooked. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun an umbelliferous Eurasian plant, Apium graveolens dulce, whose blanched leafstalks are used in salads or cooked as a vegetable See also celeriac wild celery, a related and similar plant, Apium graveolens n. 1660s, from French […]
- Celery pine
noun a New Zealand gymnosperm tree, Phyllocladus trichomanoides, with celerylike shoots and useful wood: family Phyllocladaceae