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.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Allium Porrum
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; ..."