HyperDic: onion

English > 3 senses of the word onion:
NOUNplantonionthe bulb of an onion plant
plantonion, onion plant, Allium cepabulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide / worldwide for its rounded edible bulb
foodonionan aromatic flavorful vegetable
onion > pronunciation
Soundsah'nyahn
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English > onion: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningThe bulb of an onion plant.
Part ofonion, onion plant, Allium cepabulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide / worldwide for its rounded edible bulb
BroaderbulbA modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
Spanishcebolla
Catalanceba
English > onion: 3 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningbulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide / worldwide for its rounded edible bulb.
Synonymsonion plant, Allium cepa
PartsonionThe bulb of an onion plant
NarrowerWelsh onion, Japanese leek, Allium fistulosumAsiatic onion with slender bulbs
red-skinned onion, Allium haematochitononion with white to deep red tunic
shallot, eschalot, multiplier onion, Allium cepa aggregatum, Allium ascalonicumtype of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning
tree onion, Egyptian onion, top onion, Allium cepa viviparumtype of perennial onion grown chiefly as a curiosity or for early salad onions
Broaderalliaceous plantbulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
SubstancesisothiocyanateA family of compounds derived from horseradish and radishes and onions and mustards
Spanishcebolla
Catalanceba
English > onion: 3 senses > noun 3, food
MeaningAn aromatic flavorful vegetable.
NarrowerBermuda onionmild flat onion grown in warm areas
Spanish onionlarge mild and succulent onion
Vidalia onionsweet-flavored onion grown in Georgia
green onion, spring onion, scallionA young / young onion before the bulb has enlarged
shallotsmall mild-flavored onion-like or garlic-like clustered bulbs used for seasoning
Broadervegetable, veggie, vegedible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
Spanishcebolla
Catalanceba

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