Definition of "leeks" []

  • An alliaceous plant, Allium porrum, with a slender white bulb, cylindrical stem, and broad flat overlapping leaves: used in cooking (noun)
  • Any of several related species, such as A. ampeloprasum (wild leek) (noun)
  • A leek, or a representation of one, as a national emblem of Wales (noun)
  • Plural form of leek. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "leeks" in a sentence
  • "The starring role of leeks is exactly what attracted me to this recipe."
  • "Then I threw in about four cloves of minced up garlic, and let it simmer for about five minutes, until the leeks were a nice shade of brown."
  • "Northern Afghans enjoy pasta:  ashtak, a type of ravioli, can be stuffed with fillings such as leeks and meat, while mantu is a dumpling filled with meat and onion."