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Definition of the noun allium

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noun - plural:

  • allium: alliums
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  1. large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of Allium: genus Allium
    • more generic term: liliid monocot genus = genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
    • member of: family Liliaceae / Liliaceae / lily family = includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea
    • members:
      • alliaceous plant = bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
      • wild onion = any of various plants of the genus Allium with edible bulbs found growing wild
      • Allium acuminatum / Hooker's onion = a common North American wild onion with a strong onion odor and an umbel of pink flowers atop a leafless stalk

Alternative definition of the noun allium


  1. Any of many bulbous plants, of the genus Allium, related to onions and garlic

Phrases with Allium

  1. Allium Tui
  2. Allium Acre
  3. allium cepa
  4. Allium Hybr
  5. Allium Moly
  6. Allium Afrum
  7. Allium Akaka
  8. Allium Album
  9. Allium Argyi
  10. Allium coryi
  11. Allium Cydni
  12. Allium Eulae
  13. Allium Exile
  14. Allium Grazi
  15. Allium Inops
  16. Allium Laxum
  17. Allium Miser
  18. Allium Napus
  19. Allium nevii
  20. Allium Pauli

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Allium

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Google previewNorth American Cornucopia (2013)

Top 100 Indigenous Food Plants by Ernest Small

” • The genus name Allium is the classical Latin name for garlic.

Google previewTop 100 Food Plants (2009)

by Ernest Small

The genus name • Allium is the classical Latin name for ...

Google previewMolecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Spices (2009)

Modern Uses for Ancient Medicine by Bharat B. Aggarwal, Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara

INTRODUCTION Allium is the largest and most important representative ...

Google previewVegetable Literacy (2013)

Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes by Deborah Madison

For example, Allium is a name of the genus that includes onions, garlic, chives, shallots, and leelts. Allium sativum, for example, refers to garlic. Varieties: There are sometimes varieties within genus and species, indicated by the abbreviation ...

Google previewThe Family Kitchen Gardener (1858)

Containing Plain and Accurate Descriptions of All the Different Species and Varieties of Culinary Vegetables by Robert Buist

ALLIUM is the botanical generic name for all roots of the Onion family, to which this belongs. It is a British plant and is supposed to ...

Google previewGenetic Improvement of Vegetable Crops (2012)

by G. Kalloo, B.O. Bergh

Onion Allium cepa L. M. ]. HAVEY Allium is a monocotyledonous genus which has been assigned to the Amaryllidaceae, Liliaceae, and a distinct family, the Alliaceae. It is diverse taxon of over 500 species, including the cultivated bulb onion ...

Google previewPublications (1881)

by English Dialect Society

Allium is called .in greke scorodo, in Englishe garlike, in duche knobloch, in french anlonaux, it is deuided into three kyndes, the first kynde is the comon garlike, the seconde kynde is called allium anguinum in latin, and ophioscorodo in greke, ...

Google previewNational Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs (2012)

The World's Most Effective Healing Plants by Rebecca L. Johnson, Steven Foster, Tieraona Low Dog, David Kiefer

Allium is the ancient Latin name for garlic, derived from the Celtic all signifying “ hot or burning.” The species name sativum means “cultivated" or “planted." Gar- leac, or “spearplant" is an Anglo-Saxon designation from which “garlic" is derived .

Google previewRemarkable Plants of Texas (2009)

Uncommon Accounts of Our Common Natives by Matt Warnock Turner

Wild Onion Allium canadense L. Allium drummondii Regel Allium is a large and complex genus (more than 750 species) of the Northern Hemisphere famous for its handful of species that are world food crops: onions, leeks, scallions, chives, ...

Google previewNature Cure For Health And Happiness (1997)

by Dr. Satish Goel

GARLIC THERAPY Also called Lehsun or Rashun in colloquial parlance, botanically it is called Allium sativum. It is a bulbous perennial plant of the lily family which is generally used for flavouring foods. Its aroma is powerful and taste is ...

Google previewNoxious Weeds of Australia (2001)

by William Thomas Parsons, Eric George Cuthbertson

Allium is the Latin word for garlic; triquetrum is Latin for 'three-cornered', and refers to the triangular cross- section of the flowering stem and, to a lesser extent, the leaf blade. 'Three-corner garlic' also is a reference to the cross-section of the ...

Google previewWild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources (2011)

Vegetables by Chittaranjan Kole

Allium is a genus within the family Alliaceae and belongs to the order Asparagales of the monocot division. Asparagales and the Poales (which includes the grasses) are two well-supported monophyletic orders within the monocots (Rudall et ...

Google previewPhytochemicals as Bioactive Agents (2000)

by Wayne R. Bidlack, Stanley T. Omaye, Mark S. Meskin, Debra K.W. Topham

PAM—THIOSULFINATES FROM GARLIC Allium is a genus of some 500 species belonging to the family Liliaceae. However, only a few of these are important as food Pam—Thiosulfinates from Garlic 115 PAM—THIOSULFINATES FROM ...

Google previewScientific American (1916)


Genus Allium Antiquity and Utility PERHAPs it is advisable to explain at once that allium is the family name of the onion and kindred vegetables. Strict botanists may object to that homely method of stating the case. They would say that the ...

Google previewThe Gardeners Dictionary (1759)

Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Garden, and Nursery .... A - L by Philip Miller

ALLIUM [of 'Axtu, Gr. to avoid or shun, because many ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Gardening (1824)

Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-gardening, Including All the Latest Improvements; a General History of Gardening in All Countries; and a Statistical View of Its Present State, with Suggestions for Its Future Progress in the British Isles by John Claudius Loudon

rritlllaria percJca — racvmoMi — pyrenaica Allium suifiulosum VARIEGATED. VARIEGATED. VARIEGATED. VARIEGATED. VARIECATED.

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

Allium chinense G.Don A. bakeri Regel rakkyo, Chinese chives, Chinese shallot rakkyo ch'iao t'ou Allium frstulosum L. Welsh onion, Japanese bunching onion ciboule, ail fistuleux Winterzwiebel cebolleta, cebollino inglés, cebolla junca, ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1L1I1U1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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