Definition of alliaceous in English:


Line breaks: al¦li|aceous
Pronunciation: /ˌalɪˈeɪʃəs


  • Relating to or denoting plants of a group that comprises the onions and other alliums.
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    • 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%.


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

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