green onion


Definition of green onion

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

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And the Gorgonzola fries are a must: waffle fries dusted with the cheese, which provides a pungent punch, and chopped green onions. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Friday is Fry Day — National French Fry Day, that is. Here are a few faves.," 13 July 2018 There's halibut Sitka, made with chopped green onions in the mayo spread. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaskana recipe: Halibut Olympia a little better than you remember," 12 July 2018 Garnish bowls with extra virgin olive oil and chopped green onions or freshly ground black pepper. Judy Walker,, "Raid the pantry, fridge to turn basic soup recipe into homemade comfort food," 9 Jan. 2018 Add the cucumber, red pepper and red and green onions. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018 Top with some of the seafood/avocado mixture, and garnish with remaining green onion, radishes, sesame seeds and cilantro. Susan Russo,, "Avocado aficionado: Sam the Cooking Guy," 4 June 2018 Add the green onion strips and stir-fry until almost tender, about 1 minute. Daniel Neman, miamiherald, "Superb fish recipes for Lent (and the rest of the year) | Miami Herald," 19 Feb. 2018 The basic chow mein with skinny noodles and bits of green onion also was on point. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Seafood is a real strength at this new dim-sum spot in Sacramento's central city | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018 Place the homemade mayonnaise, basil leaves, parsley, shallot, and green onion in the bowl of a food processor, and blend until the mixture is green and fully mixed, approximately 1 minute. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Heirloom Tomato Pie from Alex Hitz," 1 Aug. 2013

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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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