Leek (?), n. [AS.lexa0;c; akin to D. look, G. lauch, OHG. louh, Icel. laukr, Sw. lok, Dan log. Cf. Garlic.] Bot.
A plant of the genus Allium (A. Porrum), having broadly linear succulent leaves rising from a loose oblong cylindrical bulb. The flavor is stronger than that of the common onion.
Wild leek , in America, a plant (Allium tricoccum) with a cluster of ovoid bulbs and large oblong elliptical leaves.
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