Adjective "garlic" definition and examples

(Garlic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A strong-smelling pungent-tasting bulb, used as a flavouring in cooking and in herbal medicine.
  1. 'The garlic butter in which the mushrooms are cooked will help the flavour of the pastry enormously.'
  2. 'Marinade eggplants with olive oil, garlic confit, and add thyme, salt and pepper.'
  3. 'Lay a demitasse spoon over the Parmesan powder and fill with garlic chips and parsley.'
  4. 'We suggest the Pale Ale and, if you're hungry, a loaf of bread and garlic butter.'
  5. 'Use lemon juice to remove fish, garlic and onion odors from utensils, pans, even hands.'
  6. 'We were also occasionally served bread slices spread with garlic butter.'
  7. 'Her accompanying garlic bread is real bread with a proper crust, spread with freshly prepared garlic butter and chopped parsley.'
  8. 'To start with I would order crayfish with garlic butter, followed by loin of venison.'
  9. 'This is the place for spiced Moroccan lamb meatballs or grilled garlic mushrooms to start.'
  10. 'If there are too many outside layers of skin on the garlic bulbs, pull them off first.'
The central Asian plant, closely related to the onion, which produces garlic.
  1. 'The family includes many familiar plant friends such as garlic, onion, asparagus tulip.'
  2. 'They also harvest spices, wild onions and garlic in their garden and elsewhere.'
  3. 'In September, add greens and English peas to the mix, and plant garlic and onions later in the month.'
  4. 'This is the process of bending the tops of bulbing onion and garlic plants to the ground after the leaves wither.'
  5. 'Well, so far I've helped with the weeding, laughed at Haydn trying to water the bushes with a holey bucket and planted some garlic.'
  6. 'Good natural sources are barley, garlic, onion, parsley, lettuce and celery.'
  7. 'Shallots grow similarly to garlic in bulbs with pods covered in reddish brown skin.'
  8. 'The onion family, including garlic and leeks, are good detoxifiers and are also antiseptic and antibacterial.'
  9. 'A member of the lily family, asparagus is also related to onions, leeks and garlic.'
  10. 'We also found that high consumption of onions and garlic, the allium family, was protective.'
  11. 'We were whisked through a blur of forest, bright with flowering broom, wild orchids and garlic to the island's main town, Sali.'

More definitions

1. a hardy plant, Allium sativum, of the amaryllis family whose strongly, pungent bulb is used in cookery and medicine.

2. any of various other plants of the genus Allium.

3. the bulb of such a plant, consisting of smaller bulbs, or cloves, used in cooking, sometimes in the form of a powder or flakes.

4. the flavor or smell of this bulb. adjective

5. cooked, flavored, or seasoned with garlic: garlic bread; garlic salt.

6. of or relating to garlic.

More examples(as adjective)

"tips can be garlic."


Old English gārlēac, from gār ‘spear’ (because the shape of a clove resembles the head of a spear) + lēac ‘leek’.