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onion

noun [C or U] uk   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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in Arabic بَصَل…
in Korean 양파…
in Malaysian bawang…
in French oignon…
in Turkish soğan…
in Italian cipolla…
in Chinese (Traditional) 洋蔥(頭)…
in Russian лук (овощ)…
in Polish cebula…
in Vietnamese củ hành…
in Spanish cebolla…
in Portuguese cebola…
in Thai หัวหอม…
in German die Zwiebel…
in Catalan ceba…
in Japanese タマネギ…
in Indonesian bawang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 洋葱(头)…
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