noun \ˈlēk\

: a vegetable that has long green leaves rising from a thick white base and that tastes like a mild onion

Full Definition of LEEK

:  a biennial garden herb (Allium ampeloprasum porrum) of the lily family grown for its mildly pungent succulent linear leaves and especially for its thick cylindrical stalk

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Origin of LEEK

Middle English, from Old English lēac; akin to Old High German louh leek
First Known Use: before 12th century


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