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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or resembling onion, garlic, or similar plants of the genus Allium, particularly in taste and smell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Smelling or tasting of garlic or onion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the genus Allium, or garlic, onions, leeks, etc.; having the smell or taste of garlic or onions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or having the properties of the genus Allium, which includes the onion and garlic.
  • Having the peculiar smell or taste of the onion: applied specifically to minerals which contain arsenic and emit a garlic-like odor when heated on charcoal before the blowpipe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. smelling of onions or garlic
  • adj. of or pertaining to the botanical genus Allium


Latin allium, garlic + -aceous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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