Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
An eastern Asian plant (Sium sisarum) in the parsley family, having a cluster of tuberous, sweetish, edible roots.
[Middle English skirwhit, alteration (influenced by skir, pure, bright white, white) of Old French eschervi, probably from Arabic karawyā, caraway, from Greek karō.]
(Plants) an umbelliferous Old World plant, Sium sisarum, cultivated in parts of Europe for its edible tuberous roots
[C14 skirwhite, perhaps from obsolete skir bright (see sheer1) + white]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||skirret - an Asiatic herb cultivated in Europe for its sweet edible tuberous root|