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  1. Onions

    An onion (Allium cepa L., from Latin cepa meaning "onion"), also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. The shallot is a botanical variety of the onion which was classified as a separate species until 2011.: 21  Its close relatives include garlic, scallion, leek, and chive.This genus also contains several other species variously referred to as onions and cultivated for food, such as the Japanese bunching onion Allium fistulosum, the tree onion Allium × proliferum, and the Canada onion Allium canadense. The name wild onion is applied to a number of Allium species, but A. cepa is exclusively known from cultivation. Its ancestral wild original form is not known, although escapes from cultivation have become established in some regions. 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 its bulb at the base of the plant begins to swell when a certain day-length is reached. The bulbs are composed of shortened, compressed, underground stems surrounded by fleshy modified scale (leaves) that envelop a central bud at the tip of the stem. In the autumn (or in spring, in the case of overwintering onions), the foliage dies down and the outer layers of the bulb become more 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 which can cause rotting. Some varieties of A. cepa, such as shallots and potato onions, produce multiple bulbs. Onions are cultivated and used around the world. As a food item, they are usually served raw, as a vegetable or part of a prepared savoury dish, but can also be eaten cooked or used to make pickles or chutneys. They are pungent when chopped and contain certain chemical substances which may irritate the eyes.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Onions

    Herbaceous biennial plants and their edible bulbs, belonging to the Liliaceae.

Editors Contribution

  1. onionsnoun

    Plural noun of onion.

    There are a wide variety of onions growing in the community allotment that get shared with the members of the community every week during their season.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 27, 2016  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ONIONS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Onions is ranked #137327 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Onions surname appeared 122 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Onions.

    95% or 116 total occurrences were White.
    4.1% or 5 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of onions in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of onions in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of onions in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Zhilkin:

    Petrochemicals, paper, glass, wood, wood products; there is demand for all of that, this year, unexpectedly, we've had requests from Iran for potatoes and onions.

  2. Robin Green:

    Dr. Joel Fleischman in nature. Not exactly the man you knew. He couldn't see past the Hudson River if he tried. He liked his fish smoked or preferable hand sliced from Zabars on a sliced bagel served with onions. Nature, to him, was an irritant. Birds didn't sing, they woke him up. A body of water wasn't life, it was a golf hazard..

  3. Pioneer Woman:

    So on Sunday and Monday, I’m already chopping onions and carrots and celery for Thanksgiving. Every day I’m kind of working my way there. it just makes the day so much more fun because no one wants to go to a holiday party where the host is stressed, or she’s not there because she’s in the kitchen. I’m a big proponent of prepping ahead and planning ahead and the day-of, making it as easy as pie.

  4. Fast FactsThe CDC:

    Epidemiologic and traceback data show that one source of infections in this outbreak are whole red, white, and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed throughout the United States by ProSource Inc.

  5. Ina Garten:

    Lemon, garlic, onions up the chicken, thyme, salt and pepper, all that, you scatter onions around the chicken, but you pack them in really tight into the tray. And then you roast them really high for about an hour and 20 minutes and they're done and they're perfect.

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