Green-leek
Green-leek Green"-leek`, n. (Zo["o]l.) An Australian parrakeet ({Polytelis Barrabandi}); -- called also the {scarlet-breasted parrot}. [1913 Webster]

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  • green leek — noun : an Australian parrakeet (Polytelis swainsonii) that is chiefly green with yellow on face and throat and the breast scarlet * * * green leek noun Any of various Australian parrots with green plumage • • • Main Entry: ↑green …   Useful english dictionary

  • green leek — noun Austral. a green faced or mainly green parrot …   English new terms dictionary

  • leek-green — /leek green /, adj. dull bluish green. [1655 65] * * * leek green «LEEK GREEN», adjective. of the dull, bluish green color of the leek …   Useful english dictionary

  • green — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 of the colour between blue and yellow in the spectrum; coloured like grass, emeralds, etc. 2 a covered with leaves or grass. b mild and without snow (a green Christmas). 3 (of fruit etc. or wood) unripe or unseasoned. 4 not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Green — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 of the colour between blue and yellow in the spectrum; coloured like grass, emeralds, etc. 2 a covered with leaves or grass. b mild and without snow (a green Christmas). 3 (of fruit etc. or wood) unripe or unseasoned. 4 not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • LEEK — (Heb. הָצִיר, ḥaẓir), vegetable. Allium porrum is mentioned among the vegetables of Egypt for which the children of Israel craved during their journey in the wilderness (Num. 11:5). This vegetable was popular with the Egyptians, sketches of it… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • leek-green — /leek green /, adj. dull bluish green. [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • leek — [li:k] n [: Old English; Origin: leac] a vegetable with a long white stem and long flat green leaves, which tastes like an onion …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leek — [ lik ] noun count a long thin vegetable that tastes similar to an onion and is white at one end with green leaves at the other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Leek Town F.C. — Football club infobox clubname = Leek Town fullname = Leek Town Football Club nickname = The Blues founded = 1946 (as Leek Lowe Hamil) ground = Harrison Park Leek Staffordshire capacity = 3,600Cite web url =… …   Wikipedia

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