What is another word for onion?

Pronunciation: [ˈʌni͡ən] (IPA)

Onions are a popular ingredient in many cuisines around the world, prized for their pungent and slightly sweet flavor. However, there are many other words that can be used to describe this bulbous vegetable. Some synonyms include shallot, scallion, leek, chive, and spring onion. Shallots are a milder and sweeter onion variety that are often used in French cuisine, while scallions are small and thin onions with a mild flavor that are popular in Asian cooking. Leeks have a sweet, delicate flavor and are often used in soups and stews. Chives are a type of herb with a similar flavor to onions, while spring onions are young onions that are harvested before they mature.

What are the hypernyms for Onion?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Onion?

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What are the holonyms for Onion?

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Usage examples for Onion

In the morning scrub it well, cover with slices of onion, pour boiling water over, and let it soak till the water is cool.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book"
Myrtle Reed
Season with grated onion, pepper and salt, and a little butter, and heat thoroughly.
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Myrtle Reed
Cook five minutes in boiling water, drain, add a small onion, grated, a pinch of sage, and a cup of water.
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Myrtle Reed

Famous quotes with Onion

  • We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season or spring onions during spring onion season. For us, food was part of the fabric of our day.
    Mario Batali
  • All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion, and we will be with the king himself.
    Howard Carter
  • It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
    Patty Duke
  • A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Life is like an onion: you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it.
    James Huneker

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