allium

/al"ee euhm/, n.
1. any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Allium, of the amaryllis family, having an onion odor and flowers in a round cluster, including the onion, leek, shallot, garlic, and chive.
2. a substance occurring in garlic bulbs that has antibiotic properties.
[1800-10; < NL, L: garlic]

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Any plant of a large genus (Allium) of bulbous, onion-or garlic-scented herbs of the lily family, including the onion, garlic, chive, leek, and shallot.

Allium species are found in most regions of the world except the tropics and New Zealand and Australia. Some are cultivated as ornamental border plants.

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plant
      Any plant of a large genus (Allium) of bulbous, onion- or garlic-scented herbs of the Alliaceae family (Alliaceae), including the onion, garlic, chive, leek, and shallot. Allium species are found in most regions of the world except the tropics and New Zealand and Australia. Some are cultivated as ornamental border plants.

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