Meaning of GARLIC in English


ˈgärlik, ˈgȧl-, -lēk noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English garlek, from Old English gārlēac, from gār spear + lēac leek — more at gore , leek

1. : any of several plants of the genus Allium ; especially : a European bulbous herb ( A. sativum ) now widely naturalized elsewhere

2. : the bulb of the garlic plant which has a strong and persistent odor and taste, is composed of a number of smaller bulbs, and is used as a condiment — see clove I

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