What does the word leek mean?

Usage examples for leek

  1. It has sometimes very happily, though rarely, occurred, that those Substances attempted to be detruded or thrust downwards, have stuck in the Wax- Candle, or the Leek, and sprung up and out with them: but this can never happen except in the Case of pointed Substances. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  2. In size it very closely corresponds to the better known tomb, while its columns of dark green alabaster, its door- lintel of leek- green marble, and the slabs of red marble which closed the relieving triangle above the door show that it had been not less magnificent than its neighbour. – The Sea-Kings of Crete by James Baikie