any strong-smelling bulb plant of a genus (Allium) of the lily family, as the onion, garlic, leek, etc.
Origin of alliumModern Latin from L, garlic
Any of numerous, usually bulbous plants of the genus Allium, having long stalks bearing clusters of variously colored flowers and including many ornamental and food plants, such as onions, leeks, chives, garlic, and shallots.
Origin of alliumNew Latin Allium genus name from Latin allium garlic variant of earlier ālium probably of Mediterranean substrate origin
From Latin allium (“garlic”)