Definition of Garlic

1. Noun. Bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves.

Exact synonyms: Allium Sativum
Terms within: Ail
Generic synonyms: Alliaceous Plant
Derivative terms: Garlicky



2. Noun. Aromatic bulb used as seasoning.
Exact synonyms: Ail
Generic synonyms: Flavorer, Flavoring, Flavourer, Flavouring, Seasoner, Seasoning
Specialized synonyms: Clove, Garlic Clove
Group relationships: Allium Sativum
Derivative terms: Garlicky

Definition of Garlic

1. n. 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.

Definition of Garlic

1. Noun. A plant of the genus ''Allium'' (related to the onion), having a pungent bulbous root much used in cooking. Scientific name: ''Allium sativum''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Garlic

1. to season with garlic (an herb used in cooking) [v -LICKED, -LICKING, -LICS]

Medical Definition of Garlic

1. 1. 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. 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 (Crataeva gynandra), bearing a fruit which has a strong scent of garlic, and a burning taste. Origin: OE. Garlek, AS. Garleac; gar spear, lance + leac leek. See Gar, and Leek. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Garlic

garishing
garishly
garishness
garishnesses
garjan
garjans
garland
garland chrysanthemum
garland chrysanthemums
garland crab
garland flower
garlanded
garlanding
garlandless
garlands
garlic (current term)
garlic-press
garlic bread
garlic breads
garlic chive
garlic chives
garlic clove
garlic mustard
garlic mustards
garlic oil
garlic press
garlic salt
garlic sauce
garlick

Literary usage of Garlic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Used as medicine, garlic is a stimulant tonic, and promotes digestion ... The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, as the bear's-garlic, ..."

2. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"It is employed as a substitute for the common garlic, and it is said to be fully as ... Cotton or wool wet with the juice of garlic, and applied to the ear, ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"garlic in Phthisis.—Dr. Vivian Poore says that he has seen great benefit follow the administration of garlic in cases of phthisis and dilated bronchi. ..."

4. The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide: Illustrated by Twenty-eight by Oliver Evans, Cadwallader Evans, Thomas Ellicott (1860)
"IN many parts of America there is a species of onion, called garlic, that grows spontaneously with the wheat. It bears a head resembling a seed onion, ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"In 1875, schools afforded education to 3609 pupils. garlic (Greek ... garlic is cultivated in the same manner as the SHALLOT (о:, г.). ..."

6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Used as medicine, garlic is a stimulant tonic, and promotes digestion ... The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, as the bear's-garlic, ..."

7. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"It is employed as a substitute for the common garlic, and it is said to be fully as ... Cotton or wool wet with the juice of garlic, and applied to the ear, ..."

8. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"garlic in Phthisis.—Dr. Vivian Poore says that he has seen great benefit follow the administration of garlic in cases of phthisis and dilated bronchi. ..."

9. The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide: Illustrated by Twenty-eight by Oliver Evans, Cadwallader Evans, Thomas Ellicott (1860)
"IN many parts of America there is a species of onion, called garlic, that grows spontaneously with the wheat. It bears a head resembling a seed onion, ..."

10. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"In 1875, schools afforded education to 3609 pupils. garlic (Greek ... garlic is cultivated in the same manner as the SHALLOT (о:, г.). ..."

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