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garlic

noun [U] uk   /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
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in Arabic ثوم…
in Korean 마늘…
in Malaysian bawang putih…
in French ail…
in Turkish sarmısak…
in Italian aglio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大蒜…
in Russian чеснок…
in Polish czosnek…
in Vietnamese cây tỏi…
in Spanish ajo…
in Portuguese alho…
in Thai กระเทียม…
in German der Knoblauch…
in Catalan all…
in Japanese ニンニク…
in Indonesian bawang putih…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大蒜…
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