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English definition of “garlic”


noun [U]     /ˈɡɑː.lɪk/ US  /ˈɡɑːr-/
A2 a plant of the onion family that has a strong taste and smell and is used in cooking to add flavour : For this recipe you need four cloves (= single pieces ) of garlic, crushed . a garlic bulb Herbs and spices
(Definition of garlic noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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