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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
onion
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
green onion
spring onion
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
chopped
▪ Fry the scampi briefly in a scrap of butter with a little chopped onion.
▪ Melt the butter in a deep saucepan and add the chopped onion.
▪ Ad a little finely chopped onion, a few black olives, fruity olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.
▪ Double or treble the quantities, as required. 1 Sauté the chopped onions in the butter until soft and golden.
▪ Chilli beans Fry one chopped onion and one chopped celery stick in three tablespoons of oil.
▪ Add chopped onion and saute until golden.
▪ Serve garnished with chopped spring onions and wedges of lime.
▪ Melt the butter in a large saucepan and throw in the chopped onion and the whole unpeeled garlic clove.
green
▪ Your server tends to the cooking, adding cloves of garlic and green onions, until the meat is perfectly tender.
▪ Serve garnished with cilantro, diced lime, and green onions.
▪ Crush peppercorns, then combine with star anise and green onions.
▪ Garnish with cilantro and green onions.
▪ Maybe corn cut from the cob and fried with green onions and butter.
▪ In a small skillet, saute garlic and green onion briefly in 3 tablespoons of oil until soft but not browned.
▪ Stir in buttermilk, egg, green onion, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil.
medium
▪ Slice and fry 4 medium onions until soft.
▪ If you prefer a stronger flavour of onion, grate half a medium onion into the cottage cheese or fromage frais.
red
▪ He must buy a head of iceberg lettuce, a red pepper, a red onion, and some parsley.
▪ These beauties leaned against herbed couscous moistened with diced tomatoes, kalamata olives and marinated red onions, an unexpectedly successful combination.
▪ The lobster quesadilla with a mango and red onion salsa, and cilantro crema is also choice.
▪ Eunice said, slapping on a wheel of red onion.
▪ In a large salad bowl, combine chicken, potatoes, green beans, red pepper, onion and dill.
▪ Serve with fresh cucumber chutney and garnish with a dollop of yogurt seasoned with red onion and mint.
saute
▪ Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan and saute onion and garlic until lightly browned.
▪ In a large saucepan, heat half of the oil and saute onion until translucent.
▪ While parsnips are cooking, in a small skillet, saute onion and saffron in butter until soft but not browned.
▪ Heat oil in heavy pan and saute onion until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
▪ In a small skillet, saute onion and apple Iin oil for 5 minutes.
▪ Heat 1 tablespoon oil in frying pan and saute onions until clear.
▪ Using the same pot, saute garlic, onion, carrot, and celery in remaining oil until lightly colored.
sliced
▪ Heat the oil in a wide shallow pan, put in the sliced onion, carrot, chopped celery and parsley stalks.
▪ Fresh peppers, sliced onions and sherry are all part of the recipes.
▪ Fry the sliced onions in the remaining oil until golden brown.
small
▪ An onion set is a small onion which can be bought at garden centres or ordered from seed catalogues.
sweet
▪ They are harvested in summer. Sweet onions are traditionally stored in stockings or pantyhose separated with knots.
▪ I can taste the rich meat of venison studded with ripe apples and sweet Texas onions.
yellow
▪ They have more moisture, so are more perishable than yellow onions.
▪ Add carrots and yellow onion and bring to a boil.
■ NOUN
mixture
▪ Combine the lentil mixture with the onion mixture and heat through.
▪ In a food mill or using short pulses in a food processor, puree parsnips and onion mixture.
▪ Drain the tomato and onion mixture, then spoon into 4 individual dishes.
▪ In a large mixing bowl, combine onion mixture with all remaining ingredients except for stock.
▪ Add spices and cook for 1 minute. 2 Put onion mixture and remaining ingredients into a processor and whizz together.
▪ Place onion mixture over potatoes in pan and add oysters with cup oyster liquor.
▪ Add the rice, cooked chick peas, herbs, salt and pepper to the onion mixture.
▪ Remove steaks from grill and serve with onion mixture spooned over top.
pearl
▪ Meanwhile, in another small saucepan, combine pearl onions and sugar with water to cover barely.
▪ Peel the pearl onions, but leave the root largely intact so the onions hold together.
▪ Add pearl onions and currants and simmer until partridge is very tender, about 30 minutes longer.
ring
▪ They are best used raw or cooked only briefly, and they make great onion rings.
▪ The happy hour food menu includes hot wings, chicken quesadillas, onion rings and crab cakes, among others.
▪ Serve garnished with the retained onion rings and the drained lemon rind.
▪ Season with salt and serve with onion rings.
▪ The golden, oversized onion rings are beauties.
soup
▪ Don't miss the onion soup.
spring
▪ Chop ¼ red pepper, 2 spring onions, 1 celery stalk, 2 cooked new potatoes, cucumber and 2 mushrooms.
▪ It is carved into small squares and rolled up inside a thin wheat pancake with hoisin sauce and spring onions.
▪ Lunch was a collation of local salami, black olives, spring onions and dark soft rye-bread.
▪ Stir in the parsley, then spoon into a serving dish and scatter over the remaining spring onions.
▪ Add the Quorn and spring onions and cook for a few minutes.
▪ Plump red tomatoes, crisp green salads fresh with the bite of radish, spring onion and a trickle of salad dressing.
▪ Trim spring onions and slice diagonally.
▪ Place ribs in serving dish, garnished with spring onions and wedges of lemons.
■ VERB
add
▪ Beat the eggs in a bowl and then add potatoes, onion, flour, salt and pepper.
▪ Remove carcasses with a slotted spoon and add onion, carrot, celery, and fennel.
▪ Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion, garlic and green pepper and cook until soft. 2.
▪ Drain fat. Add oil and cook onions and garlic over low heat until onions are soft and translucent.
Add more water if mixture seems dry; dough should just hold together in large lumps. Add green onion.
▪ Heat butter in a small pan, add the onion and cook for 3 minutes.
▪ When hot, add onions and saute until tender.
chop
▪ I think she's picked up a few pointers, like how to chop an onion and how to dissolve an Oxo cube.
▪ Place tablespoon chopped green onion, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, teaspoon sesame oil and pepper to taste in each serving bowl.
▪ Add the chopped onion and stock cube and simmer for 8-10 minutes until the onion is tender.
Chop the broccoli. Chop the onions finely.
▪ Add the chopped onion, tomatoes, mushrooms and tomato pur e. Season to taste.
cook
▪ Remove with slotted spoon, set aside. Cook onion and mushrooms gently in pan for 5 mins, stirring regularly.
▪ Mix the ground beef with the cooked onions and butter.
▪ Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion until soft and beginning to brown at the edges.
▪ Add onion and bell pepper. Cook and stir until onion is soft, about 10 minutes.
▪ The meat within was garnished with herbs and cooked in a rich onion sauce.
▪ Fluff gently with a fork, add oil or cooking liquid, onion, bell peppers, tomato, and olives.
▪ Melt the butter in a small saucepan and cook the onion until soft and transparent. 4.
▪ In the same skillet, cook the onion until wilted and browning, about 8 minutes.
cut
▪ Helen went into the kitchen and began to cut up onions.
fry
▪ Heat the oil in a large pan and gently fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
▪ Drain very dry. Fry bacon and onions together until onions are tender, about 10 minutes.
▪ Melt butter and fry the onion and celery for five minutes without browning.
▪ Maybe corn cut from the cob and fried with green onions and butter.
▪ Season. Fry the onions in remaining butter until soft.
▪ Discard whey. Fry meat and onions in butter until browned.
▪ Gently fry onions, garlic and celery in a frying pan. 2.
▪ Heat 1 tablespoon oil in frying pan and saute onions until clear.
peel
▪ It's like trying to peel an onion.
▪ Because their learning was iterative, much like peeling an onion, we revisit some issues time and again.
▪ Remove beans and set aside. Peel the pearl onions, but leave the root largely intact so the onions hold together.
place
▪ Meanwhile, place the half onion in a dry frying pan and allow the cut surface to burn.
remove
▪ With a slotted utensil, remove onion from pan and set aside.
▪ Add the onions, stirring, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the onions and set aside.
reserve
▪ Return reserved onions and eggplant to pan along with all remaining ingredients.
▪ Add reserved onions and walnuts with dash cinnamon and cook slowly, uncovered, adding water as needed, about 20 minutes.
▪ Strain marinade through a fine sieve, reserving onions and marinating juices separately.
▪ Add remaining reserved onions and simmer to heat through, about 2 minutes.
return
▪ Remove from the pan. Return the onions to the pan.
▪ Brown in oil remaining in saucepan. Return onions to pan and then strain marinade liquid over rabbit.
▪ Remove from the pan and return the celery and onion to the pan.
serve
▪ Season with salt and serve with onion rings.
▪ Remove steaks from grill and serve with onion mixture spooned over top.
slice
▪ Add one sliced onion, a can of tomato sauce and hot water.
▪ Let batter stand for 1 hour before using. Slice onions / 4-inch thick and separate into rings.
▪ Shred cabbage. Slice the spring onions diagonally.
▪ Run wheel back and forth over sliced onions.
▪ Put it in an oven-proof dish, and in the remaining fat lightly brown some sliced onions and bacon.
▪ Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and when it is hot, add sliced onions.
▪ Trim and finely slice the spring onions.
stir
▪ Place in a medium bowl and stir in onion, cilantro, salt and lime juice.
▪ Gradually whisk in milk. Stir in onion, bay leaf and paprika.
Stir in broth and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring often, until onions are very tender, about 20 minutes.
▪ Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions yield their moisture.
▪ Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and stir in the onion.
▪ He sat down in the kitchen to watch Susan stirring onions in a pan.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan and saute onion and garlic until lightly browned.
▪ Add to the pan with the onion and garlic and a little water and cook gently.
▪ At Cheltenham there are leeks to marvel at ... and onions which would make any eye water.
▪ Bananas, tacos, onions, pecans surrounded him.
▪ Dry-fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
▪ In a food mill or using short pulses in a food processor, puree parsnips and onion mixture.
▪ Mix the ground beef with the cooked onions and butter.
▪ The meat is then ready to be cooked with the sauce and any other ingredients such as onions and mushrooms.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Onion

Onion \On"ion\, n. [F. ognon, fr. L. unio oneness, unity, a single large pearl, an onion. See One, Union.]

  1. (Bot.) A liliaceous plant of the genus Allium ( Allium cepa), having a strong-flavored bulb and long hollow leaves; also, its bulbous root, much used as an article of food. The name is often extended to other species of the genus.

  2. The flavor of an onion[1].

    Onion fish (Zo["o]l.), the grenadier.

    Onion fly (Zo["o]l.) a dipterous insect whose larva feeds upon the onion; especially, Anthomyia ceparum and Ortalis flexa.

    Welsh onion. (Bot.) See Cibol.

    Wild onion (Bot.), a name given to several species of the genus Allium.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
onion

early 12c., from Anglo-French union, Old French oignon "onion" (formerly also oingnon), and directly from Latin unionem (nominative unio), colloquial rustic Roman for "a kind of onion," also "pearl" (via notion of a string of onions), literally "one, unity;" sense connection is the successive layers of an onion, in contrast with garlic or cloves.\n

\nOld English had ynne (in ynne-leac), from the same Latin source, which also produced Irish inniun, Welsh wynwyn and similar words in Germanic. In Dutch, the ending in -n was mistaken for a plural inflection and new singular ui formed. The usual Indo-European name is represented by Greek kromion, Irish crem, Welsh craf, Old English hramsa, Lithuanian kremuse.\n

\nThe usual Latin word was cepa, a loan from an unknown language; it is the source of Old French cive, Old English cipe, and, via Late Latin diminutive cepulla, Italian cipolla, Spanish cebolla, Polish cebula. German Zwiebel also is from this source, but altered by folk etymology in Old High German (zwibolla) from words for "two" and "ball." Onion ring is attested from 1952.\n

\nOnion dome attested from 1956; onion grass from 1883; onion skin as a type of paper from 1892. Onions, the surname, is attested from mid-12c. (Ennian), from Old Welsh Enniaun, ultimately from Latin Annianus, which was associated with Welsh einion "anvil."

Wiktionary
onion

n. 1 A monocotyledonous plant (''Allium cepa''), allied to garlic, used as vegetable and spice. 2 The bulb of such a plant. 3 (context uncountable English) The genus as a whole. 4 (context obsolete baseball slang English) A ball. 5 (context colloquial chiefly archaic English) A person from Bermuda or of Bermudian descent.

WordNet
onion
  1. n. edible bulb of an onion plant

  2. bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb [syn: onion plant, Allium cepa]

  3. an aromatic flavorful bulb

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Onion

The onion (Allium cepa L., from Latin cepa "onion"), also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.

This genus also contains several other species variously referred to as onions and cultivated for food, such as the Japanese bunching onion ( Allium fistulosum), the tree onion (A. ×proliferum), and the Canada onion ( Allium canadense). The name " wild onion" is applied to a number of Allium species, but A. cepa is exclusively known from cultivation. Its ancestral wild original form is not known, although escapes from cultivation have become established in some regions. The onion is most frequently a biennial or a perennial plant, but is usually treated as an annual and harvested in its first growing season.

The onion plant has a fan of hollow, bluish-green leaves and the bulb at the base of the plant begins to swell when a certain day-length is reached. In the autumn (or in spring, in the case of overwintering onions), the foliage dies down and the outer layers of the bulb become dry and brittle. The crop is harvested and dried and the onions are ready for use or storage. The crop is prone to attack by a number of pests and diseases, particularly the onion fly, the onion eelworm, and various fungi cause rotting. Some varieties of A. cepa, such as shallots and potato onions, produce multiple bulbs.

Onions are cultivated and used around the world. As a food item, they are usually served cooked, as a vegetable or part of a prepared savoury dish, but can also be eaten raw or used to make pickles or chutneys. They are pungent when chopped and contain certain chemical substances which irritate the eyes.

Onion (horse)

Onion (May 23, 1969 – October 24, 1995) was a U.S. thoroughbred whose victory over Secretariat in the 1973 Whitney Handicap is considered to be among the most dramatic upsets in the history of horse racing.

Onion (disambiguation)

Onion is the common name given to plants in the genus Allium.

Onion may also refer to:

  • The Onion, an American digital media company and news satire organization
  • Onion (horse), an American thoroughbred racehorse
  • Onion River (disambiguation), various rivers in the United States
  • Onion Creek (Texas)
  • Todd Bodine, NASCAR driver nicknamed "The Onion"
  • Ken Onion (born 1963), American knifemaker
  • Onion routing, an anonymous communication technique
  • .onion, a pseudo-top-level domain host suffix
  • "I Love Onions", a song by Susan Christie
  • Onion, a 2009 album by Mike McClure
  • Onion, the name of the Pikmin spaceship in the Pikmin Series
  • Onion, the name of a character in the animated TV series Steven Universe

Usage examples of "onion".

Cover with salted and acidulated water, add a bunch of parsley, a sliced onion, and a pinch of powdered sweet herbs.

Scale and clean two large kingfish, and boil in salted and acidulated water, with a bunch of parsley, a slice each of carrot and onion, and a pinch of powdered sweet herbs.

Raw Onions contain an acrid volatile oil, sulphur, phosphorus, alkaline earthy salts, phosphoric and acetic acids, with phosphate and citrate of lime, starch, free uncrystallized sugar, and lignine.

Remembering tomb mounds of Alata, in the valley of the Onion, and the traps set there for robbers, he felt his way step by cautious step.

Top with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, onions, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, and tofu.

Top with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, onion, chickpeas, feta cheese, and tofu.

But today was market day down in Aspic Hole, and the pungent slick of dung-smell and rot that rolled over New Crobuzon was, in these streets, for these hours, improved with paprika and fresh tomato, hot oil and fish and cinnamon, cured meat, banana and onion.

This meal was fresh fish, beans and onions, bread, oil, and watered wine, but when he tried to leave a big portion for Aumery, his squadron mates frowned and finger-signed their displeasure.

He paused a moment, and signaled to a server, who plunked down a platter of still-sizzling meat and another of onions between them, with an undisguised look of hero worship for Baken, who answered it with a wink.

He stood at the blackboard with a piece of chalk in his hand, a little bug-eyed man of forty-five with a big bulb of head growing out on the stem of his thin neck like an overripe spring onion, to give his talk on the fourth dimension.

When bruised, it gives out a strong smell of garlic, and when eaten by cows it makes their milk taste powerfully of onions.

Well, he saves the bones and cooks them up into a marvelous broth with onions and lovely little bulblets from the tuleeky plant and bits of this and that.

If you shut your eyes, you could believe you were back in the jungle on the outskirts of some little jerkwater town, smooth dusty under the trees on the leeward side of a grade that passed the watertank and cut off the wind, sitting around the small fire with a belly full of a good mulligan that you had been assigned the bumming of the carrots for, or maybe the onions, or the spuds.

To one quart of this pulp and juice add one tablespoon of cinnamon, one of black pepper and one of mustard, one teaspoon of cayenne, one-half cup of salt and two onions chopped fine.

Add a sliced onion fried, half a dozen sliced tomatoes, and salt, cayenne, and lemon-juice to season.