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Hebrew: —transliteration: hatsir or chatsir —meaning: green grass or herbage
translated as “leeks” only in Numbers 11:5 KJV
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 (Allium porrum or Allium kurrat) was a favorite vegetable in Egypt, and is still largely cultivated there and in Israel.