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 for Garlic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Garlic \Gar"lic\, n. [OE. garlek, AS. g[=a]rle['a]c; gar spear,
     lance + le['a]c leek. See Gar, n., and Leek.]
     Allium+({A.+sativum">1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Allium ({A. sativum is the
        cultivated variety), having a bulbous root, a very strong
        smell, and an acrid, pungent taste. Each root is composed
        of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, inclosed
        in a common membranous coat, and easily separable.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A kind of jig or farce. [Obs.] --Taylor (1630).
        [1913 Webster]
     Garlic mustard, a European plant of the Mustard family
        ({Alliaria officinalis) which has a strong smell of
     Garlic pear tree, a tree in Jamaica ({Crat[ae]va
        gynandra), bearing a fruit which has a strong scent of
        garlic, and a burning taste.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb
           breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves [syn:
           garlic, Allium sativum]
      2: aromatic bulb used as seasoning [syn: garlic, ail]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Heb. shum, from its strong odour), mentioned only once (Num.
     11:5). The garlic common in Eastern countries is the Allium
     sativum or Allium Ascalonicum, so called from its having been
     brought into Europe from Ascalon by the Crusaders. It is now
     known by the name of "shallot" or "eschalot."

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