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Hebrew: shum, from its strong odour

mentioned only once in the Bible (Num. 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.”