A genus of flowers including the onion garlic leek chive an such like
- large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous flowers: garlic; leek; onion; chive; occasionally put in family Alliaceae as type genus
- A genus of plants, such as the onion, garlic, leek, chive, etc.
(n.) A genus of plants, including the onion, garlic, leek, chive, etc.
In these cases the base may give off lateral stipulary processes, as in Allium and Alyssum calycinum.