elephant garlic
noun Date: circa 1923 an Old World herb (Allium ampeloprasum) of the lily family that is related to the leek and has a bulb that resembles that of garlic but is much larger; also the mildly flavored bulb of the elephant garlic used especially as a seasoning

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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