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Definition of Onion


  1. A liliaceous plant of the genus Allium (A. cepa), having a strong-flavored bulb and long hollow leaves; also, its bulbous root, much used as an article of food. The name is often extended to other species of the genus.

Onion Quotations

Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Carl Sandburg

Life is like an onion: you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it.
James Huneker

It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
Patty Duke

Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time.
Erma Bombeck

Yesterday, I did some painting then went out to buy an onion and came home and watched 'University Challenge.' The onion was probably the highlight.
Karl Pilkington
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Onion Translations

onion in Afrikaans is ui
onion in Dutch is ajuin, ui
onion in Finnish is sipuli
onion in French is oignon
onion in German is Zwiebel
onion in Italian is cipolla
onion in Portuguese is cebola
onion in Spanish is cebolla
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