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garlic

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noun gar·lic \ˈgär-lik\

Simple Definition of garlic

  • : a plant that is related to the onion and that has small sections (called cloves) which have a strong taste and smell and are used for flavoring foods

Full Definition of garlic

  1. 1 :  a European allium (Allium sativum) widely cultivated for its pungent compound bulbs much used in cookery; broadly :  allium

  2. 2 :  a bulb of garlic

gar·licky play \-li-kē\ adjective

Examples of garlic

  1. The recipe calls for two cloves of garlic, minced.

  2. a pasta dish flavored with basil and garlic



Origin of garlic

Middle English garlek, from Old English gārlēac, from gār spear + lēac leek — more at gore


First Known Use: before 12th century



GARLIC Defined for Kids

garlic

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noun gar·lic \ˈgär-lik\

Definition of garlic

  1. :  a plant related to the onion and grown for its bulbs that have a strong smell and taste and are used to flavor foods




Medical Dictionary

garlic

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noun gar·lic \ˈgär-lik\

Medical Definition of garlic

  1. :  a European bulbous herb of the genus Allium (A. sativum) widely cultivated for its pungent compound bulbs much used in cookery; also :  one of the bulbs





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