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chazir, literally, grass. The leek is green, and grasslike in its form of leaf. The allium porrum, the Welshman's national emblem, worn on David's day. The poor in Egypt eat them raw with bread, and as sauce to roast meat. So Numbers 11:5, "we remember the leek," etc. Hengstenberg suggests that clover-like grass is meant, which the poor much relish, under the name halbeh, scientifically Trigonella foenum Graecum. But Septuagint and the Egyptian usage favor KJV.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'leeks' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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