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A bulbous vegetable, of pungent smell and taste, and highly prized in the East. The Jews acquired a liking for it in Egypt, Numbers 11:5 . One variety, called the eschalot, or shallot, was introduced into Europe from Ascalon.

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Garlic'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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