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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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Questio nostra in eo consistit, quod tu apud veteres unum eumdemque fuisse sermonem omnium putas, nee alium vulgarem, alium litteratum.
7 million in a Series A round of funding led by Australian investors Perle Ventures and Alium Capital.
This principle concerns the effects of nullity against third parties and is a consequence of the two principles mentioned above, but also of another great principle of law, namely: nemo dat quod non habet or nemo plus iuris ad alium transferre potest, quam ipse habet (no one can transfer more rights than he himself has), meaning that if it turns out that the transferor could not transfer a right because his title was abolished, by the annulment of the act any subsequent acquirer could not acquire more (Beleiu, 1992).
Meanwhile two more ships Bunga Alium and Maria-III with palm oil and LPG also arrive at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.
The Forty Part Motet is a re-working of Thomas Tallis's 16th-century composition Spem in Alium, a forty-part choral composition.
Among the treasures of this collection, dispersed after his death, was the collection of keyboard pieces known as My Lady Nevell's Book (William Byrd, today in the British Library) and the original manuscript score to Thomas Tallis's renowned forty-voice motet Spem in Alium.
63) <<Unde iam theologus, qui huius doctrinae sacrae disciplinam profited parat, consideret semetipsum in alium mundum invisibilem transferendum esse, et quasi alteri Paulo ad oculis naturales squamas auferendas, ut videat regnum Dei>>.
convenit esse magnum; quia si hoc ita non esset, bonitas injuriaretur magnitudini in bonificare; et sic bonitas esset major per existentiam, quam per opus, et magnitudo esset in minoritate et in imperfectione in minoritate actus bonitatis; propter quam minoritatem dignitates essent distinctae et sine suis perfectis actibus; et hoc est impossibile: unde, convenit in Deo esse aliquod suppositum, quod sit Deus, et sit omnes dignitates, producens ex se alterum suppositum non distinctum per essentiam nec per naturam, nec per alium Deum".
Et haec quidem moderatio animi provenit ex quadam dulcedine affectus, qua quis abhorret omne illud quod potest alium tristare.
2002) showed that growth rates significantly improved by the addition of either NS, Alium sativum or Alium cepa powder at levels of 1% each.