See also: .onion

EnglishEdit

 
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Onions.
 
A sliced onion.

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English onyon, union, oinyon, borrowed from Anglo-Norman union et al. and Old French oignon, from Latin ūniōnem, accusative of ūniō (onion, large pearl), which had also been borrowed into Old English as ynne, ynnelēac (onion) (> Middle English hynne-leac, henne-leac). Also displaced Middle English knelek (onion) and the inherited term ramsons.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

onion (plural onions)

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

SynonymsEdit

  • (vegetable): violet (UK dialect)

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WelshEdit

NounEdit

onion m (singulative onionyn)

  1. Alternative form of wynwyn (onion)

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
onion unchanged unchanged honion
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “wynwyn, wnion, winion, winiwn, &c.”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies