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garlic

noun gar·lic \ˈgär-lik\

: 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
:  a European allium (Allium sativum) widely cultivated for its pungent compound bulbs much used in cookery; broadly :  allium
2
:  a bulb of garlic
gar·licky \-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

noun gar·lic \ˈgär-lik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GARLIC

:  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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