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Topic: FOOD

Language: Old English
Origin: garleac, from gar 'spear' + leac ( LEEK)

garlic

noun
     
garlic
gar‧lic S3 [uncountable]
DF a plant like a small onion, used in cooking to give a strong taste:
Add a crushed clove of garlic (=single section of it).
garlicky adjective:
his garlicky breath
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