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gar·lic

 (gär′lĭk)
n.
1. An onionlike plant (Allium sativum) of southern Europe having a bulb that breaks up into separable cloves with a strong distinctive odor and flavor.
2. The bulb of this plant.
tr.v. gar·licked, gar·lick·ing, gar·licks
To season or flavor (a food) with garlic.

[Middle English, from Old English gārlēac : gār, spear (probably in reference to the shape of a clove of garlic, resembling a spearhead, or to the shape of the leaves) + lēac, leek.]

garlic

(ˈɡɑːlɪk)
n
1. (Plants) a hardy widely cultivated Asian alliaceous plant, Allium sativum, having a stem bearing whitish flowers and bulbils
2. (Cookery)
a. the bulb of this plant, made up of small segments (cloves) that have a strong odour and pungent taste and are used in cooking
b. (as modifier): a garlic taste.
3. (Plants) any of various other plants of the genus Allium
[Old English gārlēac, from gār spear + lēac leek]

gar•lic

(ˈgɑr lɪk)

n.
1. a hardy plant, Allium sativum, of the amaryllis family, having a strongly pungent bulb.
2. the bulb of this plant, consisting of smaller bulbs, or cloves, used in cooking.
3. the flavor or smell of this bulb.
adj.
4. cooked, flavored, or seasoned with garlic: garlic bread; garlic salt.
[before 1000; Middle English garlec, Old English gārlēac (gar spear + lēac leek)]
gar′licked, gar′lick•y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garlic - bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalizedgarlic - bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves
ail, garlic - aromatic bulb used as seasoning
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
2.garlic - aromatic bulb used as seasoninggarlic - aromatic bulb used as seasoning  
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
garlic clove, clove - one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb
Allium sativum, garlic - bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves

garlic

noun
Related words
adjective alliaceous
Translations
чеснов лукчесън
česnek
hvidløg
ajlo
küüslauk
valkosipuli
češnjakbijeli luk
fokhagyma
hvítlaukur
ニンニク
마늘
allium
česnakas
ķiploks
usturoi
cesnak
česen
vitlök
kitunguu saumusomuthumu
กระเทียม
tỏi

garlic

[ˈgɑːlɪk]
A. Najo m
B. CPD garlic mayonnaise Nalioli m
garlic prawns Ngambas fpl al ajillo
garlic press Ntriturador m de ajo
garlic salt Nsal f de ajo
garlic sausage Nsalchichón m al ajo

garlic

[ˈgɑːrlɪk] nail mgarlic bread npain m à l'ailgarlic crusher npresse-ail m inv

garlic

nKnoblauch m

garlic

:
garlic bread
nKnoblauchbrot nt
garlic clove
garlic crusher

garlic

:
garlic mushrooms
pl fritierte Pilze mit Knoblauch
garlic press
garlic salt
nKnoblauchsalz nt

garlic

[ˈgɑːlɪk] naglio

garlic

(ˈgaːlik) noun
a plant with a bulb shaped like an onion, which has a strong taste and smell and is used in cooking. The sauce is flavoured with garlic.

garlic

ثَوْم česnek hvidløg Knoblauch σκόρδο ajo valkosipuli ail češnjak aglio ニンニク 마늘 knoflook hvitløk czosnek alho чеснок vitlök กระเทียม sarımsak tỏi 蒜头

gar·lic

n. ajo.

garlic

n ajo
References in classic literature ?
uf, if, by so doing, he could hasten his departure from a dungeon where they put so much garlic into their pottage.
I then took cloves of garlic, though with a great aversion, both from the taste and smell.
For I must tell thee, Sancho, that when I approached to put Dulcinea upon her hackney (as thou sayest it was, though to me it appeared a she-ass), she gave me a whiff of raw garlic that made my head reel, and poisoned my very heart.
What meant the giving of the crucifix, of the garlic, of the wild rose, of the mountain ash?
Order a larded hare, a fat capon, mutton leg dressed with garlic, and four bottles of old Burgundy.
Between these sickly shrubs grew a scanty supply of garlic, tomatoes, and eschalots; while, lone and solitary, like a forgotten sentinel, a tall pine raised its melancholy head in one of the corners of this unattractive spot, and displayed its flexible stem and fan-shaped summit dried and cracked by the fierce heat of the sub-tropical sun.
When the poor devils came to receive their rations, Benjamin, who was my deputy, was obliged to keep them off by stretching ropes around me, for they smelt so of garlic, from eating nothing but the wild onion, that the fumes put me out often in my measurement.
Kim yearned for the caress of soft mud squishing up between the toes, as his mouth watered for mutton stewed with butter and cabbages, for rice speckled with strong scented cardamoms, for the saffron-tinted rice, garlic and onions, and the forbidden greasy sweetmeats of the bazars.
He had often, with Baloo's help, robbed bees' nests in single trees, and he knew that the Little People hated the smell of wild garlic.
It was a most tedious business, not more than half a dozen shoots of garlic being discoverable in the whole field; yet such was the herb's pungency that probably one bite of it by one cow had been sufficient to season the whole dairy's produce for the day.
They had large hands, large feet, large mouths; they had pug noses as a general thing, and moustaches that not even good breeding could overlook; they combed their hair straight back without parting; they were ill-shaped, they were not winning, they were not graceful; I knew by their looks that they ate garlic and onions; and lastly and finally, to my thinking it would be base flattery to call them immoral.
We may note the garlic and whisky on the breath of a fellow strap hanger, or the cheap perfume emanating from the person of the wondrous lady sitting in front of us, and deplore the fact of our sensitive noses; but, as a matter of fact, we cannot smell at all, our olfactory organs are practically atrophied, by comparison with the development of the sense among the beasts of the wild.