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English noun: leek

1. leek (plant) plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum

SynonymsAllium porrum, scallion

Broader (hypernym)alliaceous plant

Part holonymleek

2. leek (food) related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves

Broader (hypernym)veg, vegetable, veggie

Part meronymAllium porrum, leek, scallion

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