Origin of leek
Examples from the Web for leek
Simmer in two ounces of butter one onion, one-half stalk of celery, and one leek, all chopped very fine.
Some heroes in this hard plight would have thrown up the leek, but Mr Bhosh was stuffed with sterner materials.A Bayard From Bengal|Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee
Add one carrot, a leek, onion, a little celery and a bouquet garni.
Of course she was talking about Henry Leek, the humble valet, and not about Leek's illustrious master.Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days|Arnold Bennett
The Duke was now in a yielding mood and ate his leek humbly.Historic Oddities|Sabine Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for leek
Word Origin for leek
Word Origin and History for leek
culinary herb, Old English læc (Mercian), leac (West Saxon) "leek, onion, garlic," from Proto-Germanic *lauka- (cf. Old Norse laukr "leek, garlic," Danish løg, Swedish lök "onion," Old Saxon lok "leek," Middle Dutch looc, Dutch look "leek, garlic," Old High German louh, German Lauch "leek"). No known cognates; Finnish laukka, Russian luk-, Old Church Slavonic luku are borrowed from Germanic.