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What Is the Scientific Name Of Garlic? (ANSWERS)

SCIENTIFIC NAME OF GARLIC – In this topic, we are going to know about the scientific name of garlicor known locally as bawang.

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Also known locally as bawang, it is a plant native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran and is commonly used as a seasoning worldwide. It is akin to onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion.

It is also well-known to ancient Egyptians and used as a flavoring and medicine.

Its name came from the OId English term garlēac, which means “spear-shaped leek” , and is derived from the word gar, meaning “spear”.

It is a perennial plant which grows from a bulb and has a tall, erect flowering stem that grows up to 1 meter or 3 feet.

Scientific Name

The binomial name of garlic is Allium sativum.

The genus Allium refers to was first officially described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants which includes this vegetable. It is Latin for “garlic”, which is derived from the Greek term “aleo” meaning to avoid, referring to its smell.

The species name sativum is a Latin botanical adjective which means cultivated. It is word where the masculine term sativus, and the feminine being sativa came from.

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