Search Result for "allium cepa":
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NOUN (1)

1. bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb;
[syn: onion, onion plant, Allium cepa]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Onion \On"ion\, n. [F. ognon, fr. L. unio oneness, unity, a single large pearl, an onion. See One, Union.] 1. (Bot.) A liliaceous plant of the genus Allium (Allium 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The flavor of an onion[1]. [PJC] Onion fish (Zool.), the grenadier. Onion fly (Zool.) a dipterous insect whose larva feeds upon the onion; especially, Anthomyia ceparum and Ortalis flexa. Welsh onion. (Bot.) See Cibol. Wild onion (Bot.), a name given to several species of the genus Allium. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Allium cepa n 1: bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb [syn: onion, onion plant, Allium cepa]