Definition of Allium sativum

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

Exact synonyms: Garlic
Terms within: Ail, Garlic
Generic synonyms: Alliaceous Plant
Derivative terms: Garlicky

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allium Sativum

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
Allium sativum (current term)
Allium schoenoprasum
Allium scorodoprasum
Allium sphaerocephalum
Allium tricoccum
Allium triquetrum
Allium tuberosum
Allium ursinum
Allium vineale

Literary usage of Allium sativum

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1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1860)
"ON GARLIC—(Allium sativum.) BY ROBERT P. THOMAS, MD, OF PHILADELPHIA. At the last Annual Meeting of the Association, the query whether " the varieties of ..."

2. Key-notes to the Materia Medica by Henry Newell Guernsey, Joseph Colburn Guernsey (1886)
"Allium sativum. This remedy more especially points to those derangements of the system manifesting themselves in the stomach and bowels. Head and Scalp. ..."

3. Monks' Cookbook by Himalayan Academy, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1997)
"... with ulcers should be careful of taking black pepper. It can aggravate ulcers, inflammation and other pitta conditions. GARLIC, Allium sativum; ONION, ..."

4. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"(Allium sativum, Linn.) "We remember...the leeks, and the onions, ... The plant is the Allium sativum, belonging to the natural order ..."

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