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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
たま
Grade: 1

EtymologyEdit

From 玉葱, from ‎(ball) +‎ ねぎ ‎(scallion, green onion), literally “ball scallion”.

Note that in Japanese, 葱 (green onion) is the more basic term from which “onion” is derived, while in English it is the reverse – “onion” is basic, while “green onion” is derived from it, reflecting the different importance in cuisine (葱 is more basic to Japanese cuisine, onion is more basic to English cuisine).

NounEdit

玉ねぎ ‎(hiragana たまねぎ, katakana タマネギ, romaji tamanegi)

  1. an onion

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