green onion


Definition of green onion

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

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At this Korean-fusion joint the Gang Nam Dog is made with roasted pork belly, pickled cucumber, nori flakes, sesame seeds, green onions and Korean chili sauce—and can be ordered with a fried egg on top. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer,, "The Best Hot Dogs in Every State and Washington, D.C.," 17 July 2019 The compilation was in need of a sprinkling of green onion or shredded lettuce. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Mexican restaurant near U of L serves up some indulgent (and big!) food," 3 July 2019 Fill soup bowls with crawfish soup. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh green onion. Ann Maloney,, "Crawfish Boil Soup recipe," 28 Mar. 2018 Next, add the seasonings in this order and with a quick toss after each addition: chile powder, lemongrass, red onion, cilantro, mint, green onions, sawtooth, nam pla ra, lime juice and toasted rice powder. Jesse Pearson,, "Fly fishing for ‘sewer salmon’ in the L.A. River," 11 July 2019 Top a baked potato with shredded cheddar, sour cream, a splash of barbecue sauce and chopped green onions, for a BBQ Baked Potato. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pulled chicken BBQ on a toasted bun," 18 June 2019 Add the eggs, chopped celery, green onions, dill and potatoes to the bowl., "Recipe: Mustard Vinaigrette Potato Salad with Egg," 7 June 2019 When ready to serve, garnish with the green onions. Chris Ross, San Diego Union-Tribune, "House-made teriyaki shines in Salmon Poke," 9 July 2019 Serve garnished with sesame seeds and sliced green onion. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Asian chicken wings are a hit at Potawatomi Bingo Casino," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of green onion

1577, in the meaning defined above

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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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