gar·lic /ˈgɑrlɪk/ 名詞
1. Bot. A plant of the genus Allium (A. sativum is the cultivated variety), having a bulbous root, a very strong smell, and an acrid, pungent taste. Each root is composed of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, inclosed in a common membranous coat, and easily separable.
2. A kind of jig or farce. [Obs.]
Garlic mustard, a European plant of the Mustard family (Alliaria officinalis) which has a strong smell of garlic.
Garlic pear tree, a tree in Jamaica (Cratæva gynandra), bearing a fruit which has a strong scent of garlic, and a burning taste.
n 1: bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb
breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves [syn: Allium
2: aromatic bulb used as seasoning [syn: ail]
(Heb. shum, from its strong odour), mentioned only once (Num.
11:5). The garlic common in Eastern countries is the Allium
sativum or Allium Ascalonicum, so called from its having been
brought into Europe from Ascalon by the Crusaders. It is now
known by the name of "shallot" or "eschalot."