from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous, usually bulbous plants of the genus Allium in the lily family, having long stalks bearing clusters of variously colored flowers and including many ornamental and food plants, such as onions, leeks, chives, garlic, and shallots.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many bulbous plants, of the genus Allium, related to onions and garlic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants, including the onion, garlic, leek, chive, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The largest genus of plants of the natural order Liliaceæ, of about 300 species, natives, with few exceptions, of the northern temperate zone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus
Latin, garlic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)