alliaceous

adjective
al·​li·​a·​ceous | \ ˌa-lē-ˈā-shəs How to pronounce alliaceous (audio) \

Definition of alliaceous

: resembling garlic or onion especially in smell or taste

Examples of alliaceous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aroma in your kitchen should be sharp, meaty, with an alliaceous kick; the red wine, balsamic vinegar, and butter combine to form a rich, acidic steam. Talia Lavin, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Pâté at Home and Be a Person Who Eats Liver," 15 May 2017 The aroma in your kitchen should be sharp, meaty, with an alliaceous kick Talia Lavin, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Pâté at Home and Be a Person Who Eats Liver," 15 May 2017 And since IPAs often have alliaceous -- onion like -- notes, Fowle & Co. have documented them. Exhaustively. Michael Russell, OregonLive.com, "Six Oregon-brewed IPAs ranked among America's 50 best," 1 July 2017 The aroma in your kitchen should be sharp, meaty, with an alliaceous kick; the red wine, balsamic vinegar, and butter combine to form a rich, acidic steam. Talia Lavin, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Pâté at Home and Be a Person Who Eats Liver," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of alliaceous

1757, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alliaceous

Latin allium garlic

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“Alliaceous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alliaceous. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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