Meaning of “garlic” in the English Dictionary

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"garlic" in British English

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garlicnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɡɑː.lɪk/ us /ˈɡɑːr.lɪk/

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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  • This recipe takes four cloves of garlic.
  • Fry the onion and garlic for about two minutes.
  • Crush the garlic into a paste using a pestle and mortar.
  • The medicinal values of garlic are well-documented.
  • I love the taste of garlic.

(Definition of “garlic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"garlic" in American English

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garlicnoun [ U ]

us /ˈɡɑr·lɪk/

a plant of the onion family that has a strong taste and smell and is used in cooking to add flavor

(Definition of “garlic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)