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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garlic  \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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garlic 
  n  1:  bulbous  herb  of  southern  Europe  widely  naturalized;  bulb 
  breaks  up  into  separate  strong-flavored  cloves  [syn:  {Allium 
  sativum}] 
  2:  aromatic  bulb  used  as  seasoning  [syn:  {ail}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Garlic 
  (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." 
 




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