allium

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noun al·li·um \ˈa-lē-əm\

Definition of allium

  1. :  any of a large genus (Allium) of bulbous herbs of the lily family including the onion, garlic, chive, leek, and shallot

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Origin and Etymology of allium

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, garlic


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allium

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noun al·li·um \ˈal-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of allium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of bulbous herbs (as an onion, garlic, or leek) of the lily family distinguished by a characteristic odor, sheathing, mostly basal leaves, and clusters of usually white, blue, purple, pink, or red flowers

  2. 2a:  a plant of the genus Alliumb:  the bulb of garlic formerly used in medicine especially as an expectorant and rubefacient

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