[ al-ee-ey-shuhs ]
/ ˌæl iˈeɪ ʃəs /
Botany. belonging to the genus Allium (formerly the family Alliaceae).Compare allium.
having the odor or taste of garlic, onion, etc.
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Origin of alliaceous
1785–95; <Latin alli(um) garlic + -aceous
Words nearby alliaceous
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British Dictionary definitions for alliaceous
/ (ˌælɪˈeɪʃəs) /
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
tasting or smelling like garlic or onions
of, relating to, or belonging to the Alliaceae, a family of flowering plants that includes the genus Allium
Word Origin for alliaceous
C18: from Latin allium garlic; see -aceous
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