What does garlic mean?

Definitions for garlic
ˈgɑr lɪkgar·lic

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  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

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

  2. Garlic(noun)

    a kind of jig or farce

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

Freebase

  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 Medicine

  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 Wurdz

  1. GARLIC

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garlic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garlic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of garlic in a Sentence

  1. James Gagliano:

    These are the times The Garlic Festival organizers're existing in right now, somebody was able to cut a fence and come in.

  2. Alice May Brock:

    Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.

  3. Steve Abrams:

    Think of the most commonly used ingredients — chicken and garlic — people use them to just get dinner on the table. What Watson does, is take that information and give you something out of the ordinary, i think everybody recognizes the accomplishments of Watson from ‘Jeopardy,’ but this helps you in your own personal life.

  4. Luigi Barzini:

    They eat the dainty food of gamous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.

  5. Alice May Brock:

    Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese garlic makes it good.

Images & Illustrations of garlic

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