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Meaning of GARLIC

Pronunciation:  'gârlik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  aromatic bulb used as seasoning
  2. [n]  bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves

GARLIC is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: ail, Allium sativum
 See Also: ail, alliaceous plant, Allium sativum, clove, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, garlic, garlic, garlic clove, seasoner, seasoning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gar"lic\, n. [OE. garlek, AS. g[=a]rle['a]c; gar spear,
lance + le['a]c leek. See {Gar}, n., and {Leek}.]
1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Allium} ({A. sativum} is the
   cultivated variety), having a bulbous root, a very strong
   smell, and an acrid, pungent taste. Each root is composed
   of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, inclosed
   in a common membranous coat, and easily separable.

2. A kind of jig or farce. [Obs.] --Taylor (1630).

{Garlic mustard}, a European plant of the Mustard family
   ({Alliaria officinalis}) which has a strong smell of

{Garlic pear tree}, a tree in Jamaica ({Crat[ae]va
   gynandra}), bearing a fruit which has a strong scent of
   garlic, and a burning taste.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating garlic means your practicality and sensibility in matters of the heart; you look for security over love. Seeing a garlic patch in your dream, foretells of your rise to wealth and prominence in your business.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. shum, from its strong odour), mentioned only once (Num. 11:5). The garlic common in Eastern countries is the Allium sativum or Allium Ascalonicum, so called from its having been brought into Europe from Ascalon by the Crusaders. It is now known by the name of "shallot" or "eschalot."