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onion

on·ion

onion

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn yn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a round, sharp-tasting bulb used extensively in cooking and as a flavoring.
 
definition 2: the plant that produces such bulbs, a member of the lily family.
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The word onion comes from unionem, a Latin word that means both "onion" and "a large pearl."
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