Onion

Definition of Onion

On´ion
n.1.(Bot.) 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.
2.The flavor of an onion{1}.
Onion fish
(Zool.) the grenadier.
Onion fly
(Zool.) a dipterous insect whose larva feeds upon the onion; especially, Anthomyia ceparum and Ortalis flexa.
Welsh onion
(Bot.) See Cibol.
Wild onion
(Bot.) a name given to several species of the genus Allium.

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Allium cepa, bulb, onion plant
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