from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The garlic, Allium sativum.
  • n. A very large tree of Peru and Bolivia, Cordia alliodora, which when wounded gives forth from its bark and leaves a penetrating odor of garlic. See garlic.


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  • The almond cream with tuna tartar garnish advanced way beyond the ubiquitous garlic-almond soup called ajo blanco, in concept and refinement of flavor.

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  • Though, a soup known as ajo blanco white garlic is still eaten in Andalusia.

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  • Midway down this very long Mercado path with vendors on both sides, I ran into this gray haired older man and his wife chopping away feverishly on cebollas, ajo, and limones for the delicious caldo con maize y pedazos de puerco con cilantro y oregano.

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  • I thought I'd be ordering a simple filet mojo de ajo or whatever, but I noticed they had the BBQ on and were grilling some large, whole, butterflied fish for some folks at a table nearby.


  • I had to look up ajo to tell him I was talking about garlic.

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  • I have been around Spanish for so long that I could not think of the English word for ajo.

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  • This classic Spanish ajo blanco issimple, elegant and delicious.

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  • Akhtar Nawab of La Esquina (114 Kenmare; 646-613-7100) served up roasted Fudge Farms pork shoulder, marinated with "leche condensada, eqazote [sic], ajo, y naranjas."

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  • The Celebrated Seven (my classics) have a few not to be missed (the mojo de ajo is a crowd favorite).

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  • The "cuta/ajo-ajo" association has cuta (Phyllostyllon rhamnoides) as the dominant species, but ajo-ajo (Gallesia integrifolia) is a better indicator as it is highly restricted to these flood-prone sites.

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