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  • garlick, garlicke (archaic)

From earlier garlick, garlicke, from Middle English garlek, garlik, from Old English gārlēac (garlic, literally spear-leek), from gār ("spear"; in reference to its sharp, tapering leaves) + lēac (leek). Cognate with Scots garlic (garlic), Faroese geirleykur (garlic), Icelandic geirlaukur (garlic).

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

garlic (countable and uncountable, plural garlics)

  1. A plant, Allium sativum, related to the onion, having a pungent bulb much used in cooking.
  2. (uncountable) A preparation from Allium sativum used as a food ingredient or the flavor or other characteristics of such an ingredient.
  • leek

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

  1. To flavour with garlic
  • alliaceous
  • clove
  • ramp, ramson
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  1. Alternative form of garlek

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