- [Bot] A plant of the genus Allium A. sativum is the cultivated variety), having a bulbous root, a very strong smell, and an acrid, pungent taste. Each root is composed of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, inclosed in a common membranous coat, and easily separable.
- A kind of jig or farce.(Obs)
Etymology: OE. garlek, AS. gārleác; gar spear, lance + leác leek. See Gar (n.), and Leek