Crossword clues for onion
- It has layers upon layers
- Popular satirical news source, with "The"
- Main ingredient in soubise sauce
- Bagel variety
- Source of the headline "Study Finds Blame Now Fastest Human Reflex," with "The"
- Fake news site, with "The"
- Sometimes-caramelized food
- Bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb
- Pearl or Bermuda
- Kind of pizza
- Source of some rings
- Shallot's cousin
- Kind of dome
- Roll flavoring
- Lyonnaisc ingredient
- Plant of the lily family
- Edible bulb
- Lily's relative
- Lyonnaise potatoes essential
- Gibson item
- "The ___ Field": Wambaugh
- Kind of soup
- Bermuda, for one
- Gazpacho ingredient
- It's enough to bring a tear to the eye
- Shallot relative
- Hamburger garnish
- Flavorful, pungent bulb
- Type of ring
- French soup favorite
- "The ___ Field," Wambaugh novel
- Hamburger adjunct
- Spanish or Bermuda
- Hamburger helper
- It makes friers into criers
- Scallion's cousin
- Teary bulb
- Bermuda, e.g.
- Lily's cousin
- Gibson feature
- Chef's tear-jerker
- Weepy vegetable
- Bermuda or red
- Bermuda export
- Chive's cousin
- Culinary lachrymator
- Tear producer
- Food item with layers
- Lyonnaise sauce ingredient
- Leek's cousin
- Pungent vegetable
- Type of skin
- Tear inducer
- Cocktail-dip ingredient
- Spanish, for one
- Pungent, edible bulb
- Hamburger topper
- It's "held" in diners
- Tear-jerker, of a sort
- Sharp-tasting vegetable
- Edible bulb of the lily family
- Stew ingredient
- Wambaugh's "The_____Field"
- Salad bulb
- Salad ingredient
- Bretonne sauce ingredient
- Florentine : spinach :: lyonnaise : ___
- Burger garnish
- Garden item appropriate for this puzzle
- Kitchen bulb
- Tear-jerker in the kitchen
- Part of "the works"
- Whopper topper
- Pizza topping
- Burger topper
- Reason for tears?
- Bagel choice
- Pungent bulb
- It may cause tearing
- Tear bringer
- French ___ soup
- Frank option
- Ring source
- Big Mac ingredient
- Gibson garnish
- Bad breath cause, maybe
- Thin-skinned one
- Head, in old slang
- Burger layer
- Ingredient in a lyonnaise dish
- One with a thin skin?
- Popular humor weekly, with "The"
- Bagel flavor
- Popular parody newspaper, with "The"
- Cheese steak topper
- Source of some tears
- Something to cry over?
- St. Basil's dome shape
- ___ ring
- Bialy flavorer
- Satirical paper, with "The"
- Certain bulb
- "Skunk egg"
- Kind of powder
- With 44-Across, hot sandwich go-with
- Kind of ring
- It may bring a tear to your eye
- Weekly satirical paper, with "The"
- Peeling one may make a person tear up
- Source of the headline "World Death Rate Holding Steady at 100 Percent," with "The"
- Light bulb, maybe
- Cutting one may bring tears to your eyes
- "America's Finest News Source," with "The"
- Quarter Pounder topper
- Ingredient in a McDonald's Quarter Pounder
- Sometimes-caramelized item
- Natural insect repellent (true fact!)
- Chopping one might bring a tear to your eye
- Spinach : Florentine :: ___ : lyonnaise
- Turkey dressing ingredient
- Stuffing ingredient
- ___ rings
- Light bulb in the fridge?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Onion \On"ion\, n. [F. ognon, fr. L. unio oneness, unity, a single large pearl, an onion. See One, Union.]
(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.
The flavor of an onion.
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
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."
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.
n. edible bulb of an onion plant
bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb [syn: onion plant, Allium cepa]
an aromatic flavorful bulb
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 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.