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Any of numerous, usually bulbous plants of the genus Allium, having long stalks bearing clusters of variously colored flowers and including many ornamental and food plants, such as onions, leeks, chives, garlic, and shallots.

[New Latin Allium, genus name, from Latin allium, garlic, variant of earlier ālium, probably of Mediterranean substrate origin.]


(Plants) any plant of the genus Allium, such as the onion, garlic, shallot, leek, or chive: family Alliaceae
[C19: from Latin: garlic]


(ˈæl i əm)

any bulbous plant of the genus Allium, of the amaryllis family, having flowers in a round cluster, including the onion, leek, shallot, garlic, and chive.
[1800–10; < New Latin, Latin: garlic]
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Noun1.allium - large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlicAllium - large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
wild onion - any of various plants of the genus Allium with edible bulbs found growing wild
Allium acuminatum, Hooker's onion - a common North American wild onion with a strong onion odor and an umbel of pink flowers atop a leafless stalk; British Columbia to California and Arizona and east to Wyoming and Colorado
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The pieces will be based structurally on Tallis' 40-part motet Spem in Alium.
Now the Warwick-based Armonico Consort is touring the piece around the region, programming it alongside other polychoral works including the CD chart-topping 40-part Spem in Alium by our own Thomas Tallis.
Based on Thomas Tallis's Spem in Alium, The Forty Part Motet was produced in 2001 and is now in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
licet talibus suppositionibus factis apparentia salvarentur, non tamen oportet dicere has suppositiones esse vera; quia forte secundum aliquem alium modum, nondum ab hominibus apprehensum, apparentia circa stellas salvantur.
Cette acquisition valable d'une chose des mains d'une personne non autorisee deroge au principe nemo plus juris ad alium transferre potest quam se ipse habet (nul ne peut transferer plus de droits a autrui qu'il n'en a lui-meme).
The books' various references to classical music have spurred sales of the pieces mentioned--even going so far as to cause "Spem in Alium," a 16th-century motet for 40 voices by Thomas Tallis, to jump to the top of the classical charts in the U.
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