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leek
Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum

leek

 (lēk)
n.
An edible plant (Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum) related to the onion and having a white, slender bulb and flat, dark-green leaves.

[Middle English lek, from Old English lēac.]

leek

(liːk)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: scallion an alliaceous plant, Allium porrum, with a slender white bulb, cylindrical stem, and broad flat overlapping leaves: used in cooking
2. (Plants) any of several related species, such as A. ampeloprasum (wild leek)
3. (Plants) a leek, or a representation of one, as a national emblem of Wales
[Old English lēac; related to Old Norse laukr, Old High German louh]

leek

(lik)

n.
a plant, Allium ampeloprasum, of the amaryllis family, allied to the onion, having a cylindrical bulb and leaves used in cookery.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English lēac, c. Middle Dutch looc, Old High German louh, Old Norse laukr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leek - plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leavesleek - plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum
leek - related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
2.leek - related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
Allium porrum, leek, scallion - plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum
Translations
كراثكُرّاثكُرَّاثٌ
праз
porro
pórekpór zahradní
porre
poreo
purjopurjosipuli
poireaupoiréepoiretteporreauporrée
כרישה
poriluk
póréhagyma
blaîlaukur, púrra
ネギ
리크
poras
puravs
preiporrei
purrepurreløk
praz
porpôr
prasaprazilukпразилукпраса
purjolök
กระเทียมต้นต้นหอม
کراث
tỏi tây

leek

[liːk] Npuerro m

leek

[ˈliːk]
npoireau m
modif
leek soup → de la soupe aux poireaux

leek

nPorree m, → Lauch m

leek

[liːk] nporro

leek

(liːk) noun
a type of vegetable related to the onion with green leaves and a white base.

leek

كُرَّاثٌ pórek porre Lauch πράσο puerro purjo poireau poriluk porro ネギ 리크 prei purre por alho francês, alho-poró лук-порей purjolök ต้นหอม pırasa tỏi tây 韭葱
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Lydgate waited a little, but Bulstrode only bowed, looking at him fixedly, and he went on with the same interrupted enunciation-- as if he were biting an objectional leek.
That's Roman wormwood -- that's pigweed -- that's sorrel -- that's piper-grass -- have at him, chop him up, turn his roots upward to the sun, don't let him have a fibre in the shade, if you do he'll turn himself t' other side up and be as green as a leek in two days.
There must be half a mile of fluff over it in this weather, but it does not affect The Leek.
A leek has overrun whole districts, and will prove very troublesome, but it was imported as a favour by a French vessel.
1) In gnaw no radishes and cabbages and pumpkins, nor feed on green leeks and parsley; for these are food for you who live in the lake.
The damage to the foliage could also be caused by the leek moth, but the brown insect you spotted points to the leaf miner laying its eggs.
Edwards of Conwy, whose high street shop has officially been named 'Wales' Best Butchers Shop 2017-2018', have been making Pork and Leek sausages for over 30 years.
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Roman Emperor Nero ate them to improve his singing voice, earning him the nickname Porophagus, or leek eater.
He said: "They were ecstatic when I agreed to send them the leek.
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by Times News Service Leek is delicious and has its own distinct flavour.