green onion


Definition of green onion

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

Examples of green onion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a large bowl, combine cabbage, apples, blueberries, red pepper and green onion. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "3 easy-to-prepare and healthful Thanksgiving side dishes," 14 Nov. 2020 Try the: Dirty 330 Roll, with shrimp tempura, tuna, and avocado on the inside, and shredded spicy crab, sesame seared salmon, green onion, spicy mayo, and sweet soy glaze on the outside. Joey Morona, cleveland, "12 must-try sushi rolls in Greater Cleveland," 20 Oct. 2020 Classic pad thai is made with rice noodles, egg, red and green onion, pad thai sauce and a choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or tofu. Will Coviello,, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 Garnish with the jalapeño slices and green onion before serving. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Fire Pit Queso," 23 Sep. 2020 Combine the melon, corn, tomatoes, green onion and purslane in a large bowl., "Recipes for a seasonal bounty: Starters," 18 Sep. 2020 For the main course, choose from favorites like their chicken n' cheddar green onion waffles or pancakes, called some of the best in the country by the Food Network. Christina Tkacik,, "Here’s where to eat during Maryland’s restaurant week, which starts today," 18 Sep. 2020 Feeley also has used green onion bottoms or leeks, sliced thin, to sweat out in butter or olive oil in lieu of garlic. Linnea Covington, The Know, "Out of eggs, rice, garlic or flour? Here are some common swaps for cooking staples.," 26 Mar. 2020 Cook for two minutes until the green onions are soft. Jamie Carlson, Outdoor Life, "5 Walleye Recipes That Don’t Involve Frying," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of green onion

1577, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Green onion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of green onion

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

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