Allium

Definition

Food

  • The botanical name for the important family of plants, including onions and spring onions Allium cepa, shallots Allium cepa Aggregatum group, Welsh or bunching onions (ciboule) Allium fistulosum, Egyptian onion or tree onion Allium cepa var. proliferum, leeks Allium porum, garlic Allium sativum, giant garlic (rocambole) Allium scorodoprasum, chives Allium schoenoprasum and Chinese chives Allium tuberosum.
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