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English definition of “spring onion”

spring onion

noun [C, U]
 
UK (US scallion)
a small onion with a white part at the bottom and long, green leaves, which is eaten in saladsTypes of vegetablePlants in general
(Definition of spring onion from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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