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Bible Dictionaries

Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Leeks

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chazir , literally, grass. The leek is green, and grasslike in its form of leaf. The allium porrum , the Welshman's national emblem, worn on David's day. The poor in Egypt eat them raw with bread, and as sauce to roast meat. So Numbers 11:5, "we remember the leek," etc. Hengstenberg suggests that clover-like grass is meant, which the poor much relish, under the name halbeh , scientifically Τrigonella foenum Graecum . But Septuagint and the Egyptian usage favor KJV.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Leeks'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/l/leeks.html. 1949.

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