A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LEEK

Wed, 6 Oct '21
Soup bulb
Fri, 27 Aug '21
Vegetable related to garlic
Mon, 31 May '21
Vegetable paired with potato in a soup
Mon, 12 Apr '21
Potato accompanier in soup
Fri, 19 Mar '21
What the French call "poor man's asparagus"