elephant garlic


Definition of elephant garlic

: an Old World herb (Allium ampeloprasum) of the lily family that is related to the leek and has a bulb that resembles that of garlic but is much larger also : the mildly flavored bulb of the elephant garlic used especially as a seasoning

Examples of elephant garlic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peoria Artisan Brewery This microbrewery has a strong homegrown beer menu and an impressive food menu that includes elephant garlic confit and a signature burger lineup. azcentral, "5 restaurants near Padres and Mariners spring training games at Peoria Sports Complex," 13 Feb. 2020 Garlic season is winding down, which means those beautiful bulbs of fresh purple stripe, porcelain, and elephant garlic out in your garden or at the farmer's market will start dwindling soon. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways You Can Make Your Garlic Last Longer," 27 July 2018 Garlic season is winding down, which means those beautiful bulbs of fresh purple stripe, porcelain, and elephant garlic (and the hundreds of other garlic varieties out there) will start dwindling. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "6 Really Easy Ways You Can Make Your Garlic Last Much Longer," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of elephant garlic

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of elephant garlic was circa 1923

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“Elephant garlic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elephant%20garlic. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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