leek

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a hardy winter vegetable (Allium ameloprasum) with a mild onion taste

Food

  • A mild-tasting member of the onion family, Allium porrum, with a thick multilayered stem which is the part eaten. The stems are white in the centre but may be fully blanched if planted deep in the soil or protected from light with a collar. The edible part is cylindrical up to 30 cm long and 5 cm in diameter.
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