Definition of alliaceous in English:

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alliaceous

Pronunciation: /ˌalēˈāSHəs/

adjective

Botany
Relating to or denoting plants of a group that comprises the onions and other alliums.
Example sentences
  • About 40 days afterward a thin slice is cut off transversely from its top, and a milky juice of a fetid, alliaceous odor gradually exudes.
  • Russian exports of onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled, went down by 21%.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin allium 'garlic' + -aceous; compare with the modern Latin taxonomic family name Alliaceae.

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Syllabification: al·li·a·ceous

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