onion, leek

onion, leek
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  • leek — (n.) culinary herb, O.E. læc (Mercian), leac (W.Saxon) leek, onion, garlic, from P.Gmc. *lauka (Cf. O.N. laukr leek, garlic, Dan. lèg, Swed. lök onion, O.S. lok leek, M.Du. looc, Du. look leek, garlic, O.H.G …   Etymology dictionary

  • leek — /leek/, n. 1. a plant, Allium ampeloprasum, of the amaryllis family, allied to the onion, having a cylindrical bulb and leaves used in cookery. 2. any of various allied species. [bef. 1000; ME; OE leac; c. G Lauch, ON laukr] * * * Hardy, vigorous …   Universalium

  • Leek (disambiguation) — Leek is a vegetable belonging to the onion family.Leek may also refer to:Places: * Leek, Netherlands * Leek, Staffordshire, EnglandPeople: *Geoff Leek (1932 2008), an Australian rules footballer * Stephen Leek (born 1959), an Australian composer …   Wikipedia

  • Leek moth — Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Leek — (l[=e]k), n. [AS. le[ a]c; akin to D. look, G. lauch, OHG. louh, Icel. laukr, Sw. l[ o]k, Dan l[ o]g. Cf. {Garlic}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Allium} ({Allium Porrum}), having broadly linear succulent leaves rising from a loose oblong… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • LEEK — (Heb. הָצִיר, ḥaẓir), vegetable. Allium porrum is mentioned among the vegetables of Egypt for which the children of Israel craved during their journey in the wilderness (Num. 11:5). This vegetable was popular with the Egyptians, sketches of it… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • leek — [li:k] n [: Old English; Origin: leac] a vegetable with a long white stem and long flat green leaves, which tastes like an onion …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leek — [ lik ] noun count a long thin vegetable that tastes similar to an onion and is white at one end with green leaves at the other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • leek — ► NOUN ▪ a plant related to the onion, with flat overlapping leaves forming an elongated cylindrical bulb which together with the leaf bases is eaten as a vegetable. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Leek — Taxobox name = Leek image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Alliaceae genus = Allium species = A. ampeloprasum subspecies = A. ampeloprasum var. porrum trinomial = Allium… …   Wikipedia

  • onion — onionlike, adj. oniony, adj. /un yeuhn/, n. 1. a plant, Allium cepa, of the amaryllis family, having an edible, succulent, pungent bulb. 2. any of certain similar plants. 3. the bulb of the onion plant. 4. the flavor or odor of this bulb. 5.… …   Universalium


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