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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, late 18th century


(Botany) relating to or denoting plants of a group that comprises the onions and other alliums.

Examples of Alliaceous in a sentence

"The sauteed green onions and shallots gave off an alliaceous aroma."

"Julia adds alliaceous vegetables to everything she cooks."

About Alliaceous

This word stems from the Latin “allium,” meaning “garlic,” plus the adjective-forming suffix “aceous,” meaning “of the nature of.”

Did you Know?

Alliaceous and cruciferous vegetables are important sources of sulphur. While you may be familiar with the unpleasant, eggy smell associated with sulphur, it’s an important component in an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage. Some people try to increase their sulphur intake with supplements, but it has been found that the sulphur from alliaceous and cruciferous foods is better synthesized in the body.

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