spring onion
noun Date: 1840 scallion 3

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  • spring onion — n BrE a strong tasting onion with a small white round part and a long green stem, usually eaten raw American Equivalent: scallion American Equivalent: green onion …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spring onion — noun count BRITISH a SCALLION or GREEN ONION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spring onion — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ an onion taken from the ground before the bulb has formed …   English terms dictionary

  • spring onion — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms spring onion : singular spring onion plural spring onions British a small white onion with a long thin stem with green leaves on it that is often eaten raw in salads …   English dictionary

  • spring onion — spring onions N VAR: usu pl Spring onions are small onions with long green leaves. They are often eaten raw in salads. [BRIT] (in AM, use scallion) …   English dictionary

  • spring onion — noun a) a species of onion (Allium fistulosum) from Asia, with slender bulbs. b) several similar types of onion. Syn: green onion, Japanese bunching onion, scallion, Welsh onion …   Wiktionary

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

  • spring onion — /sprɪŋ ˈʌnjən/ (say spring unyuhn) noun a type of onion having a small bulb, chiefly used raw as a salad vegetable …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • spring onion — noun Brit. an onion taken from the ground before the bulb has formed …   English new terms dictionary

  • ˌspring ˈonion — noun [C] British a small white onion with a long thin green stem that is often eaten raw in salads …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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