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Leeks, Allium ampeloprasum (porrum group), are a delicately flavored member of the onion family native to the Mediterranean region. Leeks were cultivated by the ancient Egyptians, and Emperor Nero ate them regularly.
After the Roman legions brought the leek to Wales, it soon became the national emblem. To celebrate a famous battle victory in which the Welsh soldiers wore leeks in their hats, March 1 is celebrated as St. David's Day, and Welshmen wear leeks in their hats.
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