wild leek

noun

: either of two perennial herbs of the genus Allium:
a
: a coarse Old World herb (A. ampeloprasum) that is widely naturalized, has a large bulb with papery outer coats, and bears a tall stalk of whitish or greenish purple-tinged flowers
b
: a North American herb (A. tricoccum) with a slender bulb, fleshy leaves, and whitish flowers

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“Wild leek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20leek. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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