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garlic (n.)

"onion like bulbous plant allied to the leek, known to the ancients and much used in cookery," Middle English garlek, from Old English garlec (West Saxon), garleac (Mercian), "garlic," from gar "spear" (in reference to the clove), see gar, + leac "leek" (see leek). Garlic-bread is attested by 1947.

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Definitions of garlic from WordNet

garlic (n.)
bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves;
Synonyms: Allium sativum
garlic (n.)
aromatic bulb used as seasoning;
Synonyms: ail
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