noun Etymology: Middle English garlek, from Old English gārlēac, from gār spear + lēac leek — more at gore Date: before 12th century 1. a European allium (Allium sativum) widely cultivated for its pungent compound bulbs much used in cookery; broadly allium 2. a bulb of garlic • garlicky adjective

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  • GARLIC — (Heb. שׁוּם, shum), plant mentioned once in the Bible among the vegetables which the Israelites ate in Egypt and for which they longed when wandering in the wilderness (Num 11:5). Garlic (Allium sativum) is a condiment which was extremely popular …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garlic — O.E. garleac (Mercian), garlec (W. Saxon) garlic, from gar spear (in reference to the clove), see GAR (Cf. gar) + leac leek (see LEEK (Cf. leek)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • garlic — garlic. См. луки. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • garlic — ► NOUN ▪ the strong smelling pungent tasting bulb of a plant of the onion family, used as a flavouring in cookery. DERIVATIVES garlicky adjective. ORIGIN Old English, from g r «spear» (because the shape of a clove resembles the head of a spear) + …   English terms dictionary

  • garlic — [gär′lik] n. [ME garlek < OE garleac < gar, a spear (see GORE3) + leac, LEEK: from the spearlike leaves] 1. a bulbous herb (Allium sativum) of the lily family 2. the strong smelling bulb of this plant, made up of small sections called… …   English World dictionary

  • Garlic — For other uses, see Garlic (disambiguation). Garlic Allium sativum, known as garlic, from William Woodville, Medical Botany, 1793. Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • garlic — garlicked, garlicky, adj. /gahr lik/, n. 1. a hardy plant, Allium sativum, of the amaryllis family whose strongly, pungent bulb is used in cookery and medicine. 2. any of various other plants of the genus Allium. 3. the bulb of such a plant,… …   Universalium

  • garlic — n. 1) a clove of garlic 2) a whiff of garlic * * * [ gɑːlɪk] a clove of garlic a whiff of garlic …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Garlic — (Gar lik) Variations: Allium sativum, Chaios ( shep herd s crook ), Gaesum ( heavy javelin ), Garleac, Garlick, theriacum rusti corum ( country man s cure all ) Humans have cultivated garlic for at least1 0,000 years. It has been theorized that… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

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