1. (famille des liliacées) Plante potagère ŕ bulbe et feuilles vertes que l'on mange en soupe ou comme les asperges. Poireau vinaigrette.
2. (Populaire) Décoration du mérite agricole. Il a le poireau.
ETYM AS. leác; akin to Dutch look, German lauch, Old High Germ. louh, Icel. laukr, Swed. lök, Dan lög. Related to Garlic.
1. Plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum; SYN. scallion, Allium porrum.
2. Related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves.
Onionlike plant of the genus Allium of the lily family Liliaceae. The cultivated leek is a variety of the wild A. ampeloprasum of the Mediterranean area and Atlantic islands. The lower leaf parts form the bulb, which is eaten as a vegetable.
Allium porrum · scallion