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Definition of "garlic" []

  • An onionlike plant (Allium sativum) of southern Europe having a bulb that breaks up into separable cloves with a strong distinctive odor and flavor. (noun)
  • The bulb of this plant. (noun)
  • To season or flavor (a food) with garlic. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "garlic" in a sentence
  • "Add the rest of the tempering ingredients and saute until the garlic is aromatic and starting to brown."
  • "Torie and Erik, creamy garlic is my favourite too."
  • "I bet those grasshoppers would taste OK if you saute em in garlic butter, but I don't think butter'll keep very well in my survival kit."