- a hardy plant, Allium sativum, of the amaryllis family whose strongly, pungent bulb is used in cookery and medicine.
- any of various other plants of the genus Allium.
- the bulb of such a plant, consisting of smaller bulbs, or cloves, used in cooking, sometimes in the form of a powder or flakes.
- the flavor or smell of this bulb.
- cooked, flavored, or seasoned with garlic: garlic bread; garlic salt.
- of or relating to garlic.
Origin of garlic
before 1000; Middle English garlec, Old English gārlēac (gar spear (cognate with German Ger) + lēac leek)
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Examples from the Web for garlic
Add olive oil to the pan and toss in the garlic and chili flake.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries
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Rub pork loin with paprika, Cajun seasoning, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt, and pepper.
In a mixing bowl, combine beef, onion powder, garlic powder, bread crumbs, and eggs.
Marinate flank steak in garlic, Italian seasoning, paprika, oil, salt and pepper.
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Pass through a sieve, add a clove of garlic with a cut in it, and boil.
A clove of garlic with one cut may be added for five minutes.
It is said that in India, where dyspepsia is common, garlic is found to be a great palliative.
This was to roast beetroot on hot embers for the removal of the odour of garlic.
It is frequently put with other plants to give a flavor of garlic to the dish.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
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- a hardy widely cultivated Asian alliaceous plant, Allium sativum, having a stem bearing whitish flowers and bulbils
- the bulb of this plant, made up of small segments (cloves) that have a strong odour and pungent taste and are used in cooking
- (as modifier)a garlic taste
- any of various other plants of the genus Allium
Old English gārlēac, from gār spear + lēac leek
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Word Origin and History for garlic
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