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Definition of "leek" []

  • An edible plant (Allium porrum) related to the onion and having a white, slender bulb and flat, dark-green leaves. (noun)

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 "leek" in a sentence
  • "When we say that the leek is the asparagus of the poor, that's not nice to the leek, the asparagus or the poor man."
  • "Indeed, the leek is "l'emblème national du Pays de Galles" (national emblem for Wales)!"
  • "I know there is that emotive issue of it being one of our national emblems but hey, the leek is a national emblem of Wales and they don't seem to have any issues about eating it."
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