allium definition

  • noun:
    • Any of many, usually bulbous plants of the genus Allium within the lily family members, having very long stalks bearing clusters of variously colored plants and including many decorative and food plants, such as for instance onions, leeks, chives, garlic, and shallots.
    • some of many bulbous flowers, of this genus Allium, linked to onions and garlic
    • A genus of flowers, like the onion, garlic, leek, chive, etc.
    • the biggest genus of plants associated with the natural order Liliace√¶, of approximately 300 species, natives, with couple of exclusions, associated with the north temperate zone.
    • huge genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; often put into household Alliaceae while the type genus

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