Wild leek
Leek Leek (l[=e]k), n. [AS. le['a]c; akin to D. look, G. lauch, OHG. louh, Icel. laukr, Sw. l["o]k, Dan l["o]g. Cf. {Garlic}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Allium} ({Allium Porrum}), having broadly linear succulent leaves rising from a loose oblong cylindrical bulb. The flavor is stronger than that of the common onion. [1913 Webster]

{Wild leek}, in America, a plant ({Allium tricoccum}) with a cluster of ovoid bulbs and large oblong elliptical leaves. [1913 Webster]


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  • wild leek — plačialapis česnakas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Česnakinių šeimos prieskoninis augalas (Allium tricoccum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Allium tricoccum angl. ramp;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild leek — gausiažiedis poras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Česnakinių šeimos prieskoninis augalas (Allium ampeloprasum), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Allium ampeloprasum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild leek — noun 1. coarse Old World perennial having a large bulb and tall stalk of greenish purple tinged flowers; widely naturalized • Syn: ↑Levant garlic, ↑kurrat, ↑Allium ampeloprasum • Hypernyms: ↑alliaceous plant 2. North American perennial having a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild leek — ramp2. * * * …   Universalium

  • Leek — (l[=e]k), n. [AS. le[ a]c; akin to D. look, G. lauch, OHG. louh, Icel. laukr, Sw. l[ o]k, Dan l[ o]g. Cf. {Garlic}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Allium} ({Allium Porrum}), having broadly linear succulent leaves rising from a loose oblong… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leek soup — is a kind of soup that is made out of salt, water and leeks. Because of its inexpensive cost it is often used in soup kitchens. It is often made with wild leeks. It is often considered to be a Welsh national dish …   Wikipedia

  • Leek — Taxobox name = Leek image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Alliaceae genus = Allium species = A. ampeloprasum subspecies = A. ampeloprasum var. porrum trinomial = Allium… …   Wikipedia

  • leek — [lēk] n. [ME lek < OE leac, akin to Ger lauch < ? IE base * leug , to bend > L luxus, excess: so named ? from its outward bent leaves] any of various perennial, onionlike, wild or garden vegetables (genus Allium, esp. A. porrum) of the… …   English World dictionary

  • wild onion — noun any of various plants of the genus Allium with edible bulbs found growing wild • Hypernyms: ↑alliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑Hooker s onion, ↑Allium acuminatum, ↑nodding onion, ↑nodding wild onion, ↑lady s leek, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wild garlic — A number of different plant species of the genus Allium are known as Wild Garlic:* Allium ursinum (also known as Ramsons) * Allium vineale (also known as Crow Garlic) * Allium drummondii , Drummond s onion * Allium canadense , Wild onion * Allium …   Wikipedia

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