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onionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈʌn.jən/  us   /ˈʌn.jən/
A2 a ​vegetable with a ​strongsmell and ​flavour, made up of several ​layerssurrounding each other ​tightly in a round ​shape, usually ​brown or ​red on the ​outside and ​white inside: I always ​cry when I'm ​chopping onions. Fry the onion and ​garlic for about two ​minutes.

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(Definition of onion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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onionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈʌn·jən/
a ​plant with a round, ​edibleroot having a ​strongsmell and ​flavor
(Definition of onion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “onion”
in Korean 양파…
in Arabic بَصَل…
in Malaysian bawang…
in French oignon…
in Russian лук (овощ)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 洋蔥(頭)…
in Italian cipolla…
in Turkish soğan…
in Polish cebula…
in Spanish cebolla…
in Vietnamese củ hành…
in Portuguese cebola…
in Thai หัวหอม…
in German die Zwiebel…
in Catalan ceba…
in Japanese タマネギ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 洋葱(头)…
in Indonesian bawang…
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