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leek

Syllabification: leek
Pronunciation: /lēk
 
/

Definition of leek in English:

noun

A plant related to the onion, with flat overlapping leaves forming an elongated cylindrical bulb that together with the leaf bases is eaten as a vegetable. It is used as a Welsh national emblem.
  • Allium porrum, family Liliaceae (or Alliaceae)
Example sentences
  • Add more oil to the pan and cook the onion, carrot, leeks and celery gently till soft.
  • Onions and leeks were cultivated as flavourings and wild garlic may have been used.
  • Asparagus is a member of the lily family and closely related to onions and leeks.

Origin

Old English lēac, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch look and German Lauch.

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