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leek

a plant related to the onion with a slender bulb and dark green leaves
Not to be confused with:
leak – to allow the passage of a substance through a flaw: There is a water leak in the pipe under the sink.; a breach of secrecy: They leaked the story to the press.
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

leek

[ˈliːk]
npoireau m
modif
leek soup → de la soupe aux poireaux
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

leek

nPorree m, → Lauch m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

leek

[liːk] nporro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

leek

(liːk) noun
a type of vegetable related to the onion with green leaves and a white base.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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References in classic literature ?
(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.'
I should like them best, if I had nobody to pay on my own side." 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.
Coventry Central, the pivot of the English system, stabs upward once in ten seconds its spear of diamond light to the north; and a point or two off our starboard bow The Leek, the great cloud-breaker of Saint David's Head, swings its unmistakable green beam twenty-five degrees each way.
A leek has overrun whole districts, and will prove very troublesome, but it was imported as a favour by a French vessel.
7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Leeks may look like scallions grown out of control, but they can add subtle flavor to many dishes, from soup to sides.
Berkshire Hathaway's Leeks Joins Everest Insurance as Lloyd's Syndicate Underwriter
Yet of all these offerings, leeks in a bright vinaigrette win me over every time -- gentle and sweet, without a soupon of harshness.
The smooth, lance-shaped leaves of the plants known as leeks, wild garlic, or ramps have their own beauty.
INGREDIENTS (serves 2) 225g (8oz) lean Welsh lamb mince; 3 large leeks, washed and cut into 5cm pieces with tough outer layers removed; 1tsp vegetable oil; 1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves removed and finely chopped; 1tsp dried cumin; 1tsp cumin seeds; 150ml (1/4pt) lamb stock; 1tbsp tomato puree; 200ml approx.
For the vegetable filling: 800g squash, such as butternut (but any is fine), 1 garlic bulb, olive oil, for drizzling, 50g butter, small handful of thyme, 2tbsp white wine, 3 large leeks, 400g kale.
25g butter 2 leeks, outer layer removed, washed of any grit and sliced into rings small handful rosemary leaves, roughly chopped 1 bay leaf 300ml double cream 300ml milk 1 celeriac (about 500g), peeled, quartered and thinly sliced 100g cheddar or gruyere, coarsely grated