1. Allium

noun. large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus.


  • wild onion
  • Liliaceae
  • alliaceous plant
  • Hooker's onion
  • family Liliaceae
  • lily family
  • liliid monocot genus
  • Allium acuminatum

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Sentences with allium

1. Adjective
Plant taxonomists used to consider agapanthus a member of the Alliaceae or allium family.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Onions are members of the allium family that can grow in greenhouses at 50 to 80 degrees F of soil temperature.