allium allium

Definition(s):

  • (n) large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus

Usage(s):

  1. Men in China who reported eating at least one-third of an ounce a day from the allium food group (which also includes onions, shallots and leeks) cut their risk of developing .
  2. Men in China who reported eating at least one-third of an ounce a day from the allium food group (which also includes onions, shallots and leeks) cut their risk of developing the .

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  • Are garlic scapes the new ramps? They’re flying off shelves

    Greenmarket devotees who have been lining up to buy ramps—those garlicky wild onions that have been going for upwards of $17 a pound the past few years—have found another trendy member of the allium family to obsess over: garlic scapes.For years, gardeners and even farmers have been lopping off garlic scapes—the stalks of hardneck garlic plants—and tossing them in compost piles, but over the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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