1. [syn: leek, scallion, Allium porrum]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Leek \Leek\ (l[=e]k), n. [AS. le['a]c; akin to D. look, G.
lauch, OHG. louh, Icel. laukr, Sw. l["o]k, Dan l["o]g. Cf.
A plant of the genus Allium (Allium Porrum), having
broadly linear succulent leaves rising from a loose oblong
cylindrical bulb. The flavor is stronger than that of the
Wild leek, in America, a plant (Allium tricoccum) with a
cluster of ovoid bulbs and large oblong elliptical leaves.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: plant having a large slender white bulb and flat
overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed
derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum [syn: leek,
scallion, Allium porrum]