alliaceous

alliaceous

[al-ee-ey-shuhs]
adjective
1.
Botany. belonging to the genus Allium (formerly the family Alliaceae). Compare allium.
2.
having the odor or taste of garlic, onion, etc.

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin alli(um) garlic + -aceous

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alliaceous (ˌælɪˈeɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Allium, a genus of plants that have a strong onion or garlic smell and often have bulbs: family Alliaceae. The genus occurs in the N hemisphere and includes onion, garlic, leek, chive, and shallot
2.  tasting or smelling like garlic or onions
3.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Alliaceae, a family of flowering plants that includes the genus Allium
 
[C18: from Latin allium garlic; see -aceous]

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