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on·ion

onion

 
pronunciation:
uhn yn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a round bulb with a sharp taste and smell. Onions are used in cooking and as a flavoring.
 
definition 2: the plant that grows these bulbs. Onions are members of the lily family.
Word History
The word onion comes from unionem, a Latin word that means both "onion" and "a large pearl."
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