Definition of green onion in English:

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green onion

Pronunciation: /ɡrēn ˈənyən/


North American
An onion taken from the ground before the bulb has formed, typically eaten raw in salad; a scallion.
Example sentences
  • Unlike their larger bulb cousins, green onions, scallions and leeks should be refrigerated.
  • Who wouldn't want to eat what's local when that includes almost anything you can think of, from sugar snap peas, green onions and radishes to the first beans, beets and zucchini.
  • In a small bowl, whisk horseradish, sour cream, and green onions together.

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Syllabification: green on·ion

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