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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: oignon, from Latin unio

onion

noun
     
onion
on‧ion S3 [uncountable and countable]
DF a round white vegetable with a brown, red, or white skin and many layers. Onions have a strong taste and smell:
Chop the onions finely.
red onions
home-made onion soup
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