garlic

garlic

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of garlic in English

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English

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Alternative forms

  • garlicke (archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English garlik, garleek, garlek, garlec, from Old English gārlēac (garlic, literally spear-leek), from gār (“spear”, in reference to the cloves) + lēac (leek). Cognate with Scots garlek, garleke, garlik (garlic).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːlɪk/
  • (US) enPR: gärˈlĭk, IPA(key): /ˈɡɑɹlɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)lɪk

Noun

garlic (countable and uncountable, plural garlics)

  1. A plant, Allium sativum, related to the onion, having a pungent bulb much used in cooking.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • leek

Translations

Verb

garlic (third-person singular simple present garlics, present participle garlicking, simple past and past participle garlicked)

  1. To flavour with garlic

Translations

See also

  • alliaceous
  • ramp, ramson

Further reading

  • garlic on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • garlic on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Middle English

Noun

garlic

  1. Alternative form of garlek

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