Crataeva gynandra
Garlic Gar"lic, n. [OE. garlek, AS. g[=a]rle['a]c; gar spear, lance + le['a]c leek. See {Gar}, n., and {Leek}.] 1. (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of jig or farce. [Obs.] --Taylor (1630). [1913 Webster]

{Garlic mustard}, a European plant of the Mustard family ({Alliaria officinalis}) which has a strong smell of garlic.

{Garlic pear tree}, a tree in Jamaica ({Crat[ae]va gynandra}), bearing a fruit which has a strong scent of garlic, and a burning taste. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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