green onion


: a young onion pulled before the bulb has enlarged and used especially in salads

Examples of green onion in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of green onion was in 1577

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“Green onion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

green onion

: a young onion that is pulled from the ground before the bulb has become large

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