garlicky

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Three bulbs of garlic

garlic +‎ -k- +‎ -y.

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garlicky (comparative more garlicky or garlickier, superlative most garlicky or garlickiest)

  1. Tasting or smelling of garlic.
    • 1786, Mrs. Johnson, Juliana, volume 3, page 22:
      "I had rather see an English beef-steak and horse-raddish than this eternal succession of greasy stews and garlicky ragouts," returned Grumpall.
    • 1857, Eliza Leslie, “Lamb”, in Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book, Philadelphia, Pa.: T. B. Peterson and Brothers, 306 Chestnut Street, OCLC 950900153, page 182:
      Jersey lamb is sometimes garlicky early in the season. Avoid buying it; you can easily tell it by the garlicky smell. It can only be rendered eatable by stewing, or frying it with plenty of onions. To plain roast or boil garlicky meat is in vain.
    • 1982, Serena Jutkovitz, SJ's Winners: An Exceptional Approach to Round-the-world Wining and Dining in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco, Calif.: Russian Hill House Books, →ISBN, page 202:
      My companion's Caesar salad, garlickier than most versions, featured homemade croutons.
    • 2012, Liz Primeau, “A Pungent Love Affair: The Art of Eating Garlic”, in In Pursuit of Garlic: An Intimate Look at the Divinely Odorous Bulb, Vancouver, B.C.: Greystone Books, D&M Publishers Inc., →ISBN, page 31:
      It opened up a new world of taste and provided me with one of the keenest—and the garlickiest—gastronomic experiences of my life.
    • 2014, Hilary Boynton; Mary G. Brackett, “The GAPS Introduction Diet”, in The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet, White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing, →ISBN, page 73:
      A burger with garlic aioli, caramelized onions, and garlicky mushrooms could be anyone's perfect meal, whether they're on GAPS [Gut and Psychology Syndrome] or not.

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