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skirret Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an Asiatic herb cultivated in Europe for its sweet edible tuberous root
    Sium sisarum.
WordNet

Skir"ret noun
Etymology
A corrupted form equivalent to sugarwort.
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant (Sium, ∨ Pimpinella, Sisarum). It is a native of Asia, but has been long cultivated in Europe for its edible clustered tuberous roots, which are very sweet.

Webster 1913