See also: .onion

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EnglishEdit

 
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Onions.
 
A sliced onion.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English onyon, union, oinyon, a borrowing from Anglo-Norman union et al. and Old French oignon, from Latin ūniōnem, accusative of ūniō(onion, large pearl). Displaced the inherited term ramsons.

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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.

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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.

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