Definition of Alliaceous

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the botanical genus Allium. "Onions, leeks, garlic, chives are alliaceous plants"

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Partainyms: Allium
Derivative terms: Allium



2. Adjective. Smelling of onions or garlic.
Similar to: Odorous

Definition of Alliaceous

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

Definition of Alliaceous

1. Adjective. Smelling or tasting of garlic or onion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alliaceous

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Alliaceous

alley cats
alley oops
alley stone
alleycat
alleycats
alleyed
alleygating
alleylike
alleys
alleyway
alleyways
allgood
allheal
allheals
alliable
alliaceous (current term)
alliaceous plant
alliance
allianced
alliances
alliancing
alliaphage
alliaphages
alliaunce
allice
allice shad
allices
alliciency
allicin
allicins

Literary usage of Alliaceous

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

1. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"Most of tho exotic alliaceous plants, the leek, onion, garlic, etc., are cultivated in the Southern States. ... Several species of alliaceous plants grow ..."

2. The New-England Journal of Medicine and Surgery: And Collateral Branches of edited by Walter Channing, John Ware (1819)
"Some Observations on the alliaceous Odour of White Arsenic ; by Dr. PARIS. ... Does the arsenious acid, when volatilised, yield any alliaceous or ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"It decomposes at about 160°, yielding a syrupy alliaceous liquid, containing water, ... alliaceous ..."

4. A System of Mineralogy: Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography by James Dwight Dana (1837)
"alliaceous ; the odor of garlic. Friction of arsenical iron elicits this odor ; it may also be obtained from any of the arsenical ores or salts, ..."

5. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"The quantity used for home consumption in 1830 was 100000 cwt. CHAP. XXIX. THE УАМ, ARROW ROOT, AND alliaceous PLANTS. THERE are several plants belonging to ..."

6. Manual of Mineralogy: Including Observations on Mines, Rocks, Reduction of by James Dwight Dana (1851)
"alliaceous : the odor of garlic. It is the odor of burning arsenic, and is obtained by friction and more distinctly by means of the blowpipe from several ..."

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