Meaning of “onion” in the English Dictionary


"onion" in English

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onionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈʌn.jən/ us /ˈʌn.jən/

A2 a vegetable with a strong smell and flavour, made up of several layers surrounding 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)

"onion" in American English

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onionnoun [ C ]

us /ˈʌn·jən/

a plant with a round, edible root having a strong smell and flavor

(Definition of “onion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)