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Definitions of onion

  1. bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. edible bulb of an onion plant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. pungent bulb Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an aromatic flavorful bulb Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A liliaceous plant of the genus Allium (A. cepa), having a strong-flavored bulb and long hollow leaves; also, its bulbous root, much used as an article of food. The name is often extended to other species of the genus. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Herbaceous biennial plants and their edible bulbs, belonging to the Liliaceae. Medical Dictionary DB
  7. A plant of the lily family having a strong-smelling eatable bulb; the bulb of the plant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The bulb of an herb, Allium cepa; its preparations have been employed in bronchitis and as a nerve sedative. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. A certain vegetable with bulbous root; a stimulant. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. A common plant, with a bulbous root. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Plant with a bulbous root used for food. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. An edible underground bulb of the lily family; remarkable for its strong odor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A plant of the genus allium, with a bulbous root; the root. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A well-known pot-herb having a bulbous root. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. This product is mentioned only in ( Numbers 11:5 ) as one of the good things of Egypt of which the Israel regretted the loss. Onions have been from time immemorial a favorite article of food among the Egyptians, The onions of Egypt are much milder in flavor and less pungent than those of this country. biblestudytools.com
  16. The Israelites in the wilderness longed for the "onions and garlick of Egypt" ( Numbers 11:5 ). This was the betsel of the Hebrews, the Allium cepe of botanists, of which it is said that there are some thirty or forty species now growing in Palestine. The onion is "the 'undivided' leek, unio_, _unus , one." biblestudytools.com
  17. A liliaceous plant of the genus Allium (Allium cepa), having a strong-flavored bulb and long hollow leaves; also, its bulbous root, much used as an article of food. The name is often extended to other species of the genus. dictgcide_fs
  18. The flavor of an onion{1}. dictgcide_fs
  19. un'yun, n. the name given to a few species of genus Allium, esp. Allium cepa, an edible biennial bulbous root.--adj. ON'ION-EYED (Shak.), having the eyes full of tears.--n. ON'ION-SKIN, a very thin variety of paper.--adj. ON'IONY. [Fr. oignon--L. unio, -onis--unus, one.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. (Plant with) edible rounded bulb of many concentric coats& pungent smell& flavour much used in cooking or eaten pickled; o.-couch or -grass or -twitch, kind of wild oat; o.-shell, kinds of mollusc; hence oniony a. (Vb) rub (eyes) with o. to make them water. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. [French] A biennial herbaceous plant of the genus Allium, and its bulbous root, much used as an article of food. Cabinet Dictionary

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