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1 The Allium porrum of Linnæus.
2 This prejudice in favour of the leek, as Fée remarks, still exists. It is doubtful, however, whether its mucilage has any beneficial effect upon the voice. See B. xx. c. 21.
3 Fée says, that it is a practice with many gardeners, more harmful than beneficial, to cut the leaves of the leek as it grows, their object being to increase the size of the stalk.
4 Martial, B. xiii. Epig. 19, mentions the leeks of Aricia.
5 Fée thinks that this may be the wild leek, which is commonly found as a weed in Spain.
6 M. Annæus Mela, the brother of L. Seneca the philosopher, and the father of the poet Lucan.
7 Though Pliny would seem inclined, as Fée says, to credit this story, the juice of the leek is in reality quite harmless.
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