Part of speech: noun

An onion - like herb.

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Usage examples "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", Samuel Auguste David Tissot.
  2. I pray you fall to; if you can mock a leek, you can eat a leek. - "King-Henry-V", Shakespeare, William.
  3. 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", James Baikie.