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

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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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