Leek

vegetable in the onion family

Leek is a vegetable. It belongs to the genus Allium. This is the same genus as the onion and garlic. It can be used for cooking. It is similar to the Chinese onion but it is bigger in size.

Leek
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A. ampeloprasum var. porrum
Trinomial name
Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum