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 The classic Chinese green onion pancake is already great, but this riff offers extra texture from the crunchy bits of sweet-salty sausage, plus some freshness from the cilantro. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Nov. 2021 In small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, chili sauce, bell pepper, green onion, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco sauce. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Oct. 2021 Serve fillets with rice, and garnish with green onion, jalapeño, and herbs. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Sep. 2021 To serve, garnish with sliced green onion and lime wedges. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 18 Sep. 2021 Sunflower seeds, pineapples, sunflower seeds and elderflowers are nicely undergirded by green onion freshness. Felipe Schrieberg, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 The soup is stocked with pork belly, bamboo shoots, leafy greens, naruto fishcakes and green onion. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 3 Aug. 2021 What’s included: Savoy and green cabbage, carrot, celery, wonton strips, sliced almonds, green onion & cilantro. cleveland, 22 July 2021 Add basil, green onion, salt, black pepper and stir to combine. SELF, 5 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of green onion

1577, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of green onion was in 1577

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22 Nov 2021

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“Green onion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of green onion

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

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