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Leek. A vegetable similar to the onion, after which the Israelites longed in the wilderness. Numbers 11:5. The same word is elsewhere rendered "grass," 1 Kings 18:5; 2 Kings 19:26; Job 40:15; Psalms 37:2;" herb," Job 8:12 : "hay," Proverbs 27:25, tea. 15:6. The specific translation "leek" is questionable.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Leek'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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