Leek @ (Heb. hatsir; the Allium porrum), rendered "grass" in kjvKings:18:5, 2Kings:19:26, Job:40:15, etc.; "herb" in Job:8:12; "hay" in Proverbs:27:25, and Isaiah:15:6; "leeks" only in Numbers:11:5. 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 was a favourite vegetable in Egypt, and is still largely cultivated there and in Palestine.