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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.]
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(Plants) any plant of the genus Allium, such as the onion, garlic, shallot, leek, or chive: family Alliaceae
[C19: from Latin: garlic]
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(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 acquired companies - together with Alium, a pharmaceutical company being created by Sistema through the merger of OBL Pharm and Binnopharm - will be a major market player, possessing the potential to become a top-3 Russian pharmaceutical company in the commercial segment.
The strategic aim of the transaction is to merge OBL Pharm with Sistema's pharmaceutical holding, Binnopharm, and to build the combined company, operating under the Alium brand, into a top-five pharmaceutical producer in the commercial segment, the fastest-growing segment of the Russian pharma market.
She chose plants such as iris, peony, roses, alium, lupin, foxglove and sages, and the original 18th century Cupani sweet pea from which all subsequent varieties of sweet pea have been bred.
Their Birmingham season begins on Sunday, October 21 at Birmingham Town Hall (4pm) with a programme of massively-scored choral works by Tallis (his famous Spem in Alium) and Striggio, and includes pieces by composers closely associated with Ex Cathedra - Gabriel Jackson and Alex Roth.
The two most popular types of chives grown and in use in America today are Alium schoenoprasum (the common variety we most relate to atop a baked potato have tubular, slender, deep green leaves and a mild onion flavour), and Alium tuberosum (also known as Chinese leeks or garlic chives, with flat leaves carrying a delicate garlic flavor and most frequently Used in oriental entrees).
(100.) Quintilian, VIII, vi, 1: Tropus est verbi vel sermonis appropria significatione in alium virtute mutatio.
Unde Papa ipse eis alium Cardinalem praefecit, scilicet dominum Stephanum, episcopum Praenestinum.
Tallis's Spem in Alium is ornamented with forty dissonant orchestral parts and given a new text, which no longer expresses faith but instead mourns the dead fighters of the Italian Resistance; Beethoven's Diabelli Variations give birth to a virtuoso cello passage which incorporates both David Popper and Salvatore Sciarrino (and which in turn will lead to the cello and piano Gran Duo (1978)); Verdi also makes an appearance, with an autograph fragment from Otello.
A member of the Lily family, Alium sativum is normally sexually sterile.
On this view alium = alterum, for which usage ('kaum bei den klassischen Dichtern', according to Leumann-Hofmann-Szantyr 207 ad fin.) see the passages listed in TLL 1.1648.70ff.
We know that |Spem in Alium' was performed a few decades after Tallis's death with English words; it is improbable indeed that these composers did not care about the fate of their work.