What does onion mean?

Definitions for onion
ˈʌn yənonion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onion(noun)

    the bulb of an onion plant

  2. onion, onion plant, Allium cepa(noun)

    bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb

  3. onion(noun)

    an aromatic flavorful vegetable

GCIDE

  1. Onion(n.)

    The flavor of an onion.

    Etymology: [F. ognon, fr. L. unio oneness, unity, a single large pearl, an onion. See One, Union.]

Wiktionary

  1. onion(Noun)

    A monocotyledonous plant of genus Allium allied to garlic, used as vegetable and spice.

  2. onion(Noun)

    The bulb of such a plant.

  3. onion(Noun)

    The genus as a whole.

  4. onion(Noun)

    A ball.

  5. onion(Noun)

    A person from Bermuda or of Bermudian descent.

Freebase

  1. Onion

    The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is used as a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. This genus also contains several other species variously referred to as onions and cultivated for food, such as the Japanese bunching onion, Egyptian onion, and Canada onion. The name "wild onion" is applied to a number of Allium species but A. cepa is exclusively known from cultivation and its wild original form is not known. The onion is most frequently a biennial or a perennial plant, but is usually treated as an annual and harvested in its first growing season. The onion plant has a fan of hollow, bluish-green leaves and the bulb at the base of the plant begins to swell when a certain day-length is reached. In the autumn the foliage dies down and the outer layers of the bulb become dry and brittle. The crop is harvested and dried and the onions are ready for use or storage. The crop is prone to attack by a number of pests and diseases, particularly the onion fly, the onion eelworm and various fungi that cause rotting. Some varieties of A. cepa such as shallots and potato onions produce multiple bulbs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Onion

    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, -onisunus, one.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ONION

    The all-round strength champion of the Vegetable Kingdom, garlic and cabbage being close rivals.

Rap Dictionary

  1. onion(noun)

    A perfectly rounded ass. "Dat onion booty so nice, it makes me wanna cry"

  2. onion(noun)

    An ounce of narcotics.

Editors Contribution

  1. onion

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    The onions grew at the garden very easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'onion' in Nouns Frequency: #2655

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of onion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of onion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of onion in a Sentence

  1. Jay Hauck:

    Pro-ban supports would like to make it cut and dry, but it’s a very complicated issue, it’s an onion, and you can have to peel away the layers.

  2. Michael Jordan:

    But you have to realize that the reason why I was treating Michael Jordan like that is because I needed Michael Jordan to be tough in the playoffs and were facing the Indianas and Miamis and New Yorks in the Eastern Conference. Michael Jordan needed to be tough and I needed to know that I could count on Michael Jordan. And those are the kind of things where people see me acting the way I acted in practice, theyre not going to understand it. I said to Michael Jordan, Thats great because this is an opportunity. We have 10 hours here to peel back the onion and have you articulate all the things you just articulated to me. EX-NBA CHAMPION RECALLS RUBBING MICHAEL JORDAN FOR GOOD LUCK BEFORE GAME : I THOUGHT IT WAS AWKWARD Jordan said in one of the episodes that winning has a price, according to The Athletic. He said if a certain standard wasnt being met by one of his teammates, he would step in and explain to the person what was going on And leadership has a price, Michael Jordan reportedly says. So I pulled people along when they didnt want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didnt want to be challenged. And I earned that right because my teammates who came after me didnt endure all the things that I endured. Once you joined the team, you lived at a certain standard that I played the game. And I wasnt going to take any less. Now, if that means I had to go in there and get in your ass a little bit, then I did that. You ask all my teammates. The one thing about Michael Jordan was Michael Jordan never asked me to do something that Michael Jordan didnt fking do. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON Michael Jordan said people may perceive Michael Jordan as a tyrant but thats because nobody has had as much sustainable success as Michael Jordan did. Look, I dont have to do this.

  3. French Proverb:

    Life is an onion and one peels it crying.

  4. Paul Mangiamele:

    What’s happening right now with other brands is an insidious disease called brand drift, these places get new CEOs and new owners with their own ideas who don’t appreciate or respect the culture and components that made these brands highfliers at one time. We’re taking dead aim at Outback Steakhouse because I think their brand is drifting. People are tired of the Bloomin’ Onion. They’re looking for something else in a value-priced steakhouse.

  5. Larry Sharpe:

    Hemp and marijuana should be regulated like onions. No difference. If you can grow onion in your backyard, you can grow hemp or weed in your backyard. If you can grow onions in your farm, your family farm, you can grow help or marijuana in your family farm.

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