ATS Bible DictionaryLeek
A bulbous vegetable resembling the onion. The Hebrews complained in the wilderness, that manna grew insipid to them; they longed for the leeks and onions of Egypt, Numbers 11:5. Hassel-quist says the karrat, or leek, is surely one of those after which the Israelites pined; for is has been cultivated in Egypt from time immemorial. The Hebrew word is usually translated "grass" in the English Bible. Its original meaning is supposed to be greens or grass.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews hatsir; the Allium porrum), rendered "grass" in 1 Kings 18:5
, 2 Kings 19:26
, Job 40:15
, etc.; "herb" in Job 8:12
; "hay" in Proverbs 27:25
, and Isaiah 15:6
; "leeks" only in Numbers 11:5
. This Hebrew word seems to denote in this last passage simply herbs, such as lettuce or savoury herbs cooked as kitchen vegetables, and not necessarily what are now called leeks. The leek was a favourite vegetable in Egypt, and is still largely cultivated there and in Palestine.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A plant of the genus Allium (A. Porrum), having broadly linear succulent leaves rising from a loose oblong cylindrical bulb. The flavor is stronger than that of the common onion.
Strong's Hebrew2682. chatsir -- green grass, herbage...
grass, hay, herb, leek
. Perhaps originally the same as chatsiyr, from the greenness
of a courtyard; grass; also a leek
(collectively) -- grass, hay, herb, leek
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1978. halik -- a step
... << 1977, 1978. halik. 1979 >>. a step. Transliteration: halik Phonetic Spelling:
(haw-leek') Short Definition: steps. Word Origin from ...
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