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Leek

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Leek

(Science: botany) a plant of the genus allium (a. 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.

Origin: AS.leac; akin to D. Look, g. Lauch, OHG. Louh, Icel. Laukr, Sw. Lok, dan log. Cf. Garlic.