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alliaceous

[al-ee-ey-shuh s] /ˌæl iˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
Botany. belonging to the genus Allium (formerly the family Alliaceae).
Compare allium.
2.
having the odor or taste of garlic, onion, etc.
Origin of alliaceous
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin alli(um) garlic + -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for alliaceous

alliaceous

/ˌælɪˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Allium, a genus of plants that have a strong onion or garlic smell and often have bulbs: family Alliaceae. The genus occurs in the N hemisphere and includes onion, garlic, leek, chive, and shallot
2.
tasting or smelling like garlic or onions
3.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Alliaceae, a family of flowering plants that includes the genus Allium
Word Origin
C18: from Latin allium garlic; see -aceous
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