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Meaning of garlic

gar•lic

Pronunciation: (gär'lik), [key]
— n.
  1. a hardy plant, Allium sativum, of the amaryllis family whose strongly, pungent bulb is used in cookery and medicine.
  2. any of various other plants of the genus Allium.
  3. the bulb of such a plant, consisting of smaller bulbs, or cloves, used in cooking, sometimes in the form of a powder or flakes.
  4. the flavor or smell of this bulb.
—adj.
  1. cooked, flavored, or seasoned with garlic: garlic bread; garlic salt.
  2. of or pertaining to garlic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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