• WordNet 3.6
    • n garlic aromatic bulb used as seasoning
    • n garlic bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a restaurant in Stockholm that only offers all-garlic products. They even have a garlic cheesecake
    • Garlic A kind of jig or farce.
    • Garlic (Bot) A plant of the genus Allium A. sativum is the cultivated variety), having a bulbous root, a very strong smell, and an acrid, pungent taste. Each root is composed of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, inclosed in a common membranous coat, and easily separable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The itch from a mosquito bite can be soothed by cutting open a clove of garlic and rubbing it on the bite
    • n garlic An onion-like bulbous plant, Allium sativum, allied to the leek, A. Porrum. It is a native of central Asia, and perhaps of the Mediterranean region, was well known to the ancients, and is still a favorite condiment, especially among the people of southern Europe and most Oriental countries. It has a very strong and to most persons unused to it an unpleasant odor, and an acrid pungent taste. Each bulb is composed of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, inclosed in a common membranous coat and easily separable. Used as medicine, garlic is a stimulant tonic, and promotes digestion; it has also diuretic and sudorific properties, and is a good expectorant. The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, as the bear's-garlic, A. ursinum; the crow- or field-garlic, A. vineale; the wild garlic, A. Moly; the wild meadow-garlic of the United States, A. Canadense, etc.
    • n garlic [Appar. a special use of garlic, 1, of some particular origin.] A jig or farce popular at the beginning of the seventeenth century.
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  • Cyril Connolly
    “Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. garlek, AS. gārleác,; gar, spear, lance + leác, leek. See Gar (n.), and Leek


In literature:

Baked duck, with garlic too!
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
Take a handful of sage leaves and flowers, the same of lavender, hyssop, thyme, and savory; two heads of garlic, and a handful of salt.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
It is frequently put with other plants to give a flavor of garlic to the dish.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
A strong odor of garlic permeated the air.
"The Great Drought" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
As they entered a strong garlic-like smell was evident.
"The Solar Magnet" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
He must never eat garlic or onions, the knight said, and he begged him to leave out all affectations.
"The Story of Don Quixote" by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
I tell 'im, This gentleman no like garlic down his neck.
"The Spanish Jade" by Maurice Hewlett
Get thee behind me, odoriferous temptation of garlic!
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
In the Arabian Nights the purveyor for the Sultan of Casgar tells a story of a man who lost his thumbs and great-toes through eating garlic.
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
Didn't he use to scour their skillets and sasepans, to git the garlic out on 'em?
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens

In poetry:

'Now we have proved that we are true
To our opinions,
My garlic I'll give up if you
Give up your onions.'
And so next day with honey sips
How sweet her lips!
"The Battle" by Robert W Service
Yet she was ever in my thought
Like some exotic flower,
And so a garlic bulb I bought
And chewed it by the hour;
Then when we met I thrilled to see
'Twas she who shrank from me.
"The Battle" by Robert W Service
So breath to breath we battled there,
To dominate each other;
And though her onions odious were,
My garlic was a smother;
Till loth I said: 'If we would kiss
Let's call an armistice.
"The Battle" by Robert W Service
"Once in so often," King Solomon said,
Watching his quarrymen drill the stone,
"We will curb our garlic and wine and bread
And banquet together beneath my Throne,
And all Brethren shall come to that mess
As Fellow-Craftsmen-no more and no less."
"Banquet Night" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Controlling the Invasive Garlic Mustard.
In large rondo, heat olive oil and sweat onions, garlic, rosemary and coriander until just tender.
Fresh Chopped Italian Parsley 1 c. Canola Oil 3 Pinches of Salt 2 Pinches of Pepper 2 Pinches of Dry Mint 3 Pinches of Granulated Garlic One Lemon.
What is the difference between garlic powder and dehydrated minced garlic.
He mashed a garlic clove in his mortar -- a Japanese suribachi with a ridged well -- and added six fillets.
Dijon and Garlic Ribeyes, Grill-Roasted Artichokes.
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic.
Believe it or not It's actually the perfect time to plant garlic.
We show you ways to further protect the garlic through the harsh winter months in this week's Growing Healthy.
Garlic, onion, lemon and honey add zing to side dish.
Popular upstairs dining room for Italian antipasti, garlic, seafood, garlic, pasta and garlic.
Emeril 's Creamed Potatoes with Spinach and Roasted Garlic.
Garlic butter1 oz Chablis1/4 oz.
Olive oil 1 large garlic clove, sliced 1 tsp.

In science:

Garlic is one of the early integration systems that address logical and execution optimization by extending previous work in relational DB .
Information Integration and Computational Logic