Smith's Bible DictionaryGarlic
(Numbers 11:5) is the Allium sativum of Linnaeus, which abounds in Egypt.
ATS Bible DictionaryGarlic
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.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGARLIC
gar'-lik (shum, used only in plural shumim; compare Arabic thum):
One of the delights of Egypt for which the Israelites in the Wilderness longed (Numbers 11:5); we know from other sources that, though originally a product of Central Asia, garlic was known to the ancient Egyptians. It is the bulb of Allium sativum, Natural Order Liliaceae, and is cultivated all over the Orient. It is eaten cooked in stews; its disagreeable penetrating odor is in evidence in the houses and on the breath of most Orientals. A bulb of garlic, hung over a bed or over the door of a house, is a powerful charm against the evil eye and other malign influences.
E. W. G. Masterman
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews shum, from its strong odour), mentioned only once (Numbers 11:5
). The garlic common in Eastern countries is the Allium sativum or Allium Ascalonicum, so called from its having been brought into Europe from Ascalon by the Crusaders. It is now known by the name of "shallot" or "eschalot."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A plant of the genus Allium (A. sativum is the cultivated variety), having a bulbous root, a very strong smell, and an acrid, pungent taste. Each root is composed of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, enclosed in a common membranous coat, and easily separable.
2. (n.) A kind of jig or farce.
Strong's Hebrew7762. shuwm -- garlic...
<< 7761, 7762. shuwm. 7762a >>. garlic
. Transliteration: shuwm Phonetic Spelling:
(shoom) Short Definition: garlic
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7762a. shum -- garlic
... shum. 7762b >>. garlic. Transliteration: shum Short Definition: garlic. Word Origin
of uncertain derivation Definition garlic NASB Word Usage garlic (1). ...
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8126. Shumathi -- a family of Kiriath-jearim
... Shumathites. Patronymically from an unused name from shuwm probably meaning
garlic-smell; a Shumathite (collectively) or descendants of Shumah -- Shumathites. ...
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7762b. sumah -- sumah
... << 7762a, 7762b. sumah. 7763 >>. sumah. Transliteration: sumah Short Definition:
garlic. Word Origin another reading for sum, qv. << 7762a, 7762b. sumah. 7763 > ...
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