how to pronounce leek


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leek is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of leek in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it was chosen by leek of Alden who was …”

meanings of leek


  1. Any of several species of Allium, broadly resembling the domesticated plant in appearance in the wild.
  2. The vegetable Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum, having edible leaves and an onion-like bulb but with a milder flavour than the onion.


  1. A town in Staffordshire, England.

leek frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word leek occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics leek can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that leek can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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