leek

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Leek \Leek\ (l[=e]k), noun [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 cylindrical bulb. The flavor is stronger than that of the common onion.

{Wild leek}, in America, a plant ({Allium tricoccum}) with a cluster of ovoid bulbs and large oblong elliptical leaves.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

leek

noun

1: plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum [syn: {leek}, {scallion}, {Allium porrum}]

2: related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves

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