Definitions for garlicˈgɑr lɪk

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. garlic, Allium sativum(noun)

    bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves

  2. garlic, ail(noun)

    aromatic bulb used as seasoning

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. garlic(Noun)

    A plant of the genus Allium (related to the onion), having a pungent bulbous root much used in cooking. Scientific name: Allium sativum.

  2. Origin: From the , from (“spear”, in reference to the cloves) + .

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Garlic(noun)

    a plant of the genus Allium (A. sativum is the cultivated variety), having a bulbous root, a very strong smell, and an acrid, pungent taste. Each root is composed of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, inclosed in a common membranous coat, and easily separable

  2. Garlic(noun)

    a kind of jig or farce

  3. Origin: [OE. garlek, AS. grlec; gar spear, lance + lec leek. See Gar, n., and Leek.]

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  1. Garlic

    Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo. With a history of human use of over 7,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia, and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean region, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Garlic

    Allium sativum. One of the Liliaceae used as a spice and traditional remedy. It contains allicin, the pungent active ingredient, which may reduce blood cholesterol and inhibit platelet aggregation.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. GARLIC

    From Grk. _gar_, for, and Lat. _liceor_, to bid. Good for the biddies.

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