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 for Garlic mustard
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.
  
     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) :

  garlic mustard
      n 1: European herb that smells like garlic [syn: garlic
           mustard, hedge garlic, sauce-alone, jack-by-the-
           hedge, Alliaria officinalis]

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