Definition of Allium porrum

1. Noun. Plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum.

Exact synonyms: Leek, Scallion
Terms within: Leek
Generic synonyms: Alliaceous Plant

Lexicographical Neighbors of Allium Porrum

Allium acuminatum
Allium ampeloprasum
Allium ascalonicum
Allium canadense
Allium carinatum
Allium cepa
Allium cepa aggregatum
Allium cepa viviparum
Allium cernuum
Allium fistulosum
Allium haematochiton
Allium neopolitanum
Allium paradoxum
Allium porrum (current term)
Allium sativum
Allium schoenoprasum
Allium scorodoprasum
Allium sphaerocephalum
Allium tricoccum
Allium triquetrum
Allium tuberosum
Allium ursinum
Allium vineale

Literary usage of Allium porrum

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

1. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"... more especially as these vegetables were commonly used at that time in Egypt. The plant which supplies the leek is the Allium porrum of botanists. ..."

2. The Classical Museum by Leonhard Schmitz (1848)
"This was probably the Allium porrum, L., which was there cultivated, and it always appears to have been called ..."

3. A Botanical Materia Medica by Jonathan Stokes (1812)
"ALLIUM Porrum. Stem with an umbel. Leaves flat. Umbel hemispheric. Three outer petals scabrous on the outer side. Obs. 481. In a garden.— L. sp. 423. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Many of the species are economically important; for instance, Allium сера, the onion ; Allium sativum, garlic; Allium porrum, leek; ..."

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