Not improbably the switch carried by the goat on this sign was originally a leek.
Theirs the leek and the garlic; his to sit at the sumptuous feast.
The young one hesitated, and ran to and fro crying piteously, “leek—leek.”
Prasiosmus means smelling like a leek; from, prason, a leek.
The latter officer must have settled in leek, the date of his death being seven years after Waterloo.
There must be half a mile of fluff over it in this weather, but it does not affect The leek.
Won't he smell, though, when the leek gets warmed through and begins to fume!
I say, I will make him eat some part of my leek, or I will peat his pate four days.
From this register it will be seen it was not only the French prisoners at leek and elsewhere who fought duels.
Eat, I pray you: Will you have some more sauce to your leek?
culinary herb, Old English læc (Mercian), leac (West Saxon) "leek, onion, garlic," from Proto-Germanic *lauka- (cf. Old Norse laukr "leek, garlic," Danish løg, Swedish lök "onion," Old Saxon lok "leek," Middle Dutch looc, Dutch look "leek, garlic," Old High German louh, German Lauch "leek"). No known cognates; Finnish laukka, Russian luk-, Old Church Slavonic luku are borrowed from Germanic.
(Heb. hatsir; the Allium porrum), rendered "grass" in 1 Kings 18:5, 2 Kings 19:26, Job 40:15, etc.; "herb" in Job 8:12; "hay" in Prov. 27:25, and Isa. 15:6; "leeks" only in Num. 11:5. This Hebrew word seems to denote in this last passage simply herbs, such as lettuce or savoury herbs cooked as kitchen vegetables, and not necessarily what are now called leeks. The leek was a favourite vegetable in Egypt, and is still largely cultivated there and in Palestine.