elephant garlic

noun

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 Another type, elephant garlic, is actually a type of leek that produces large, mild-tasting cloves – usually fewer per bulb than the true garlics. oregonlive, 28 Sep. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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 1 Aug. 2021.

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