genus Allium


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Noun1.genus Allium - large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlicgenus Allium - 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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Tabanelli et al., "Plants of the genus Allium as antibacterial agents: from tradition to pharmacy," Cellular and Molecular Biology, vol.
The genus Allium, belonging to the family Liliaceae, comprises about 700 species, including both economically important vegetables and wild species.
Plants of the genus Allium are known for their creation of steroid saponins, as well as organosulfur compounds.
Bioactive S-alk(en)yl cysteine sulfoxide metabolites in the genus Allium: the chemistry of potential therapeutic agents.
Rapid SPME-GC analysis of volatile secondary metabolites in various wild species of genus Allium. J.
Yet the genus Allium, which includes edible onion bulbs, embraces many ornamental species as well.