green onion
noun Date: circa 1740 a young onion pulled before the bulb has enlarged and used especially in salads

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • green onion — noun count AMERICAN a type of onion with a small white round part and a long thin green stem. It is usually eaten raw in salads: SCALLION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • green onion — n. an immature onion with a long stalk and green leaves, often eaten raw as in salads; scallion …   English World dictionary

  • green onion — green′ on′ion n. pln a young onion with a slender green stalk and a small bulb; scallion • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • green onion — green onions N COUNT Green onions are small onions with long green leaves. [mainly AM] Syn: scallion (in BRIT, usually use spring onions) …   English dictionary

  • green onion — noun (C) AmE an onion with a small white round part and a long green stem, usually eaten raw; spring onion BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • green onion — noun a young onion before the bulb has enlarged; eaten in salads • Syn: ↑spring onion, ↑scallion • Regions: ↑United States (for: ↑scallion), ↑Britain (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • green onion — a young onion with a slender green stalk and a small bulb, used as a table vegetable, usually raw, esp. in salads; scallion. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • green onion — noun N. Amer. a spring onion …   English new terms dictionary

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