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see oniononion,
plant of the family Liliaceae (lily family), of the same genus (Allium) as the chive (A. schoenoprasum), garlic (A. sativum), leek (A. porrum), and shallot (A. ascalonium).
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leek

The common grocery variety looks like giant blades of grass when growing. In the onion/garlic family. The flower head is a perfect ball of whitish flowers. The edible part is the base of the leaves just above the root. Leeks purify blood, control cholesterol, high in iron, strengthen liver, throat ailments, and nasal congestion.

Leek

 

(Allium porrum), a perennial species of onion. Leeks form a thick stalk, the lower portion of which is used for food. The young leaves are also edible. Leeks are propagated from seeds.

leek

[lēk]
(botany)
Allium porrum. A biennial herb known only by cultivation; grown for its mildly pungent succulent leaves and thick cylindrical stalk.

leek

of Wales. [Flower Symbolism: Brewer Note-Book, 334]

leek

1. an alliaceous plant, Allium porrum, with a slender white bulb, cylindrical stem, and broad flat overlapping leaves: used in cooking
2. any of several related species, such as A. ampeloprasum (wild leek)
3. a leek, or a representation of one, as a national emblem of Wales
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Leeks are part of the onion and garlic family and are a good source of nutrients, including antioxidants.
Being naturally lazy, as well as conservation-minded, I decided some years ago to start a wild leek patch by my house.
INGREDIENTS (serves 2) 225g (8oz) lean Welsh lamb mince; 3 large leeks, washed and cut into 5cm pieces with tough outer layers removed; 1tsp vegetable oil; 1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves removed and finely chopped; 1tsp dried cumin; 1tsp cumin seeds; 150ml (1/4pt) lamb stock; 1tbsp tomato puree; 200ml approx.
However, as space is limited, leeks might not be for you.
Midfielder Alistair Smith saw his shot blocked for a corner, from which Smith put in a header which was cleared for another corner, Leek eventually clearing the ball.
The leek show is the second event in the Great North Festival of Agriculture at Beamish.
Take three leeks, wash well and cut down the centre lengthwise.
The record breaker was produced from a new strain of leek and was planted on 25 September last year.
Ingredients 1 roll good shortcrust pastry (good quality) 2 medium leeks 120g blue cheese 20g butter 150ml double cream 6 egg yolks Salt and milled pepper Use four 8cm tartlet cases Method Preheat the oven to 160C.
I volunteer at LEEK to help them, and as a small token of my appreciation for their service and sacrifice.
Prosecutor Jonathan Kirk QC told the court Gurdip Somal ran the multimillion-pound business, recruiting workers to harvest leeks in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Cambridgeshire.
Beef Tenderloin and Onion Butter with Pickled Pearl Onions and Leek Ash