Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: gar , Saxon, a lance, and leek, the leek that shoots up in blades. Skinner.
Garlick is of an extremely strong, and to most people a disagreeable smell, and of an acrid and pungent taste. It is an extremely active and penetrating medicine, as may be proved by applying plaisters of garlick to the soles of the feet, which will in a very little time give a strong smell to the breath. Issues will smell strongly of garlick three or four hours after a person has eaten it; and given to fowls, it communicates its taste strongly to their flesh, and in some degree to their eggs. Bruised, and laid on any tender part of the skin, it corrodes it, and raises blisters. Some are very fond of it in food; and a little of it is not only agreeable this way, but assists digestion, and strengthens the stomach. Hill.
Garlick has, of all our plants, the greatest strength, affords most nourishment, and supplies most spirits to those who eat little flesh. William Temple.
’Tis mortal sin an onion to devour;
Each clove of garlick is a sacred pow’r:
Religious nations sure, and blest abodes,
Where ev’ry orchard is o’er-run with gods. Nahum Tate, Juven.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gär′lik, n. a bulbous-rooted plant of genus Allium, having a pungent taste and very strong smell.—adj. Gar′licky, like garlick. [A.S. gárléac—gár, a spear, léac, a leek.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Garlick is ranked #11409 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Garlick surname appeared 2,763 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Garlick.
89.5% or 2,474 total occurrences were White.
4.8% or 133 total occurrences were Black.
2.5% or 69 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.5% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.9% or 25 total occurrences were Asian.
0.7% or 20 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Garlick in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Garlick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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