alliaceous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj alliaceous smelling of onions or garlic
    • adj alliaceous of or pertaining to the botanical genus Allium "onions, leeks, garlic, chives are alliaceous plants"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Alliaceous Of or pertaining to the genus Allium, or garlic, onions, leeks, etc.; having the smell or taste of garlic or onions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • alliaceous Pertaining to or having the properties of the genus Allium, which includes the onion and garlic.
    • alliaceous Having the peculiar smell or taste of the onion: applied specifically to minerals which contain arsenic and emit a garlic-like odor when heated on charcoal before the blowpipe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Alliaceous al-li-ā′shus pertaining to, or having the properties of allium or garlic.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. allium, garlic.

Usage

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Associated Words: alliaceous, cepaceous, leek, allium, garlic.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
It does not melt, but is volatilized at 356 deg.. Its vapor has a strong alliaceous odor.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
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