Meaning of GARLIC in English


/ ˈgɑːlɪk; NAmE ˈgɑːrlɪk/ noun

[ U ] a vegetable of the onion family with a very strong taste and smell, used in cooking to give flavour to food :

a clove of garlic (= one section of it)

►  gar·licky adjective :

garlicky breath / food



Old English gārlēac , from gār spear (because the shape of a clove resembles the head of a spear) + lēac leek .

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