Definition for SKIR'RET


A plant, the Sium Sisarum, a native of China, Cochinchina, Corea, Japan, &c. It has been cultivated in Europe, time immemorial, for the sake of its esculent root, which somewhat resembles the parsnep in flavor. It is eaten boiled, with butter, pepper, &c., or half boiled and subsequently fried. It is a valuable culinary vegetable.

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