Spanish onion


: a large mild-flavored onion typically having yellow or white skin

Examples of Spanish onion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Famous for their sweet flavor, Walla Walla onions are perfect for pickling, but other sweet onion varieties are delicious, too, like Vidalia and Sweet Spanish onions. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Spanish onion was in 1706

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“Spanish onion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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