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
Examples of garlic
The recipe calls for two cloves of garlic, minced.
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
Definition of garlic
: 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 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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