Welsh onion
Onion On"ion, n. [F. ognon, fr. L. unio oneness, unity, a single large pearl, an onion. See {One}, {Union}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. The flavor of an onion[1]. [PJC]

{Onion fish} (Zo["o]l.), the grenadier.

{Onion fly} (Zo["o]l.) 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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Welsh onion — Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh onion — Negi redirects here. For the fictional character, see Negi Springfield. See also: Scallion Welsh onion Allium fistulosum at a farm Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Welsh onion — noun Asiatic onion with slender bulbs; used as early green onions • Syn: ↑Japanese leek, ↑Allium fistulosum • Hypernyms: ↑onion, ↑onion plant, ↑Allium cepa * * * noun Usage: usually capitaliz …   Useful english dictionary

  • Welsh onion — tuščialaiškis česnakas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Česnakinių šeimos daržovinis, vaistinis, prieskoninis kultūrinis augalas (Allium fistulosum), kilęs iš rytų Azijojs. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Allium …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Welsh onion — noun an Asian onion that forms clusters of slender bulbs which resemble spring onions. [Allium fistulosum.] Origin C18 (as Welch onion): Welsh from Ger. welsch foreign …   English new terms dictionary

  • Welsh onion — noun A species of onion (Allium fistulosum). Syn: spring onion, Japanese bunching onion …   Wiktionary

  • Welsh — Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the name of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh flannel — Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh glaive — Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh hook — Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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