Definition: Meaning of, onion in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈʌnjən /

  • noun
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onion onions
[uncountable and countable]
  1. a round white vegetable with a brown, red, or white skin and many layers. Onions have a strong taste and smell
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onion used in phrases

  • Bermuda onion (noun)
    1. mild flat onion grown in warm areas
  • Egyptian onion (noun)
    1. type of perennial onion grown chiefly as a curiosity or for early salad onions; having bulbils that replace the flowers
  • Hooker's onion (noun)
    1. a common North American wild onion with a strong onion odour and an umbel of pink flowers atop a leafless stalk; British Columbia to California and Arizona and east to Wyoming and Colorado
  • Spanish onion (noun)
    1. large mild and succulent onion; often eaten raw
  • Vidalia onion (noun)
    1. sweet-flavoured onion grown in Georgia
  • Welsh onion (noun)
    1. asiatic onion with slender bulbs; used as early green onions
  • brown onion sauce (noun)
    1. brown sauce with sautéed chopped onions and parsley and dry white wine or vinegar
  • climbing onion (noun)
    1. much-branched leafless twining South African herb cultivated as an ornamental for its bright green stems growing from large aboveground bulbs
  • flowering onion (noun)
    1. european onion with white flowers
  • green onion (noun)
    1. an onion with a small white round part and a long green stem, usually eaten raw [=  spring onion British English]
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