Alliaceous Al`li*a"ceous, a. Of or pertaining to the genus {Allium}, or garlic, onions, leeks, etc.; having the smell or taste of garlic or onions. [1913 Webster]

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  • alliaceous — [al΄ē ā′shəs] adj. [< L allium, garlic + ACEOUS] 1. of a group of strong smelling bulb plants of the lily family, including the onion, garlic, etc. 2. having the smell or taste of onions or garlic …   English World dictionary

  • alliaceous — adjective Etymology: Latin allium garlic Date: 1792 resembling garlic or onion especially in smell or taste …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alliaceous — /al ee ay sheuhs/, adj. 1. Bot. belonging to the genus Allium (formerly the family Alliaceae). Cf. allium. 2. having the odor or taste of garlic, onion, etc. [1785 95; < L alli(um) garlic + ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • alliaceous — adjective Smelling or tasting of garlic or onion …   Wiktionary

  • alliaceous — adj. (Botany) of or relating to plants that are composed of onions and other alliums …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alliaceous — [ˌalɪ eɪʃəs] adjective Botany relating to or denoting plants of a group that comprises the onions and other alliums. Origin C18: from L. allium garlic + aceous …   English new terms dictionary

  • alliaceous — al·li·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • alliaceous — al•li•a•ceous [[t]ˌæl iˈeɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) pln Bot. of or belonging to the genus Allium Compare allium 2) having the odor or taste of garlic, onion, etc • Etymology: 1785–95; < L alli(um) garlic + aceous …   From formal English to slang

  • alliaceous — Smelling like garlic or onions …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • alliaceous — /æliˈeɪʃəs/ (say alee ayshuhs) adjective 1. Botany belonging to the genus Allium, which includes the garlic, onion, leek, etc. 2. having the smell or taste of garlic, onion, etc. {Latin allium garlic + aceous} …  

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