green onion


Definition of green onion 

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

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During the growing season, pull out every other plant to enjoy as green onions. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "How to Grow Onions," 22 May 2018 That day, Chen was also serving crispy slugs of potsticker stuffed with glass noodles, green onion and egg. Michael Russell,, "There's a new downtown food cart specializing in Shanghai-style pan-fried soup dumplings," 9 May 2018 Think freshness from crisp salad greens, crunchy green onions and perfectly ripe tomatoes when in season. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "Secrets to best salads: Freshness, crunch, balance and a surprise element," 15 Mar. 2018 Add red pepper, edamame, green onions, red cabbage, sesame seeds and chia seeds. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 Topping 2 to 3 heirloom carrots 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon green onions, sliced 3 cloves garlic, roasted and diced 1 tablespoon olive oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Ciao Ristorante is Italian food with the ultimate Sicilian twist," 3 July 2018 Skibbe Farms, of Eau Claire, Mich., is a third generation family farm that harvests peaches, strawberries, cherries, green onion, peas and cucumbers, among other foods. Alexandra Kukulka,, "Shout Out: Mona Moore, Northbrook Farmers Market vendor," 27 June 2018 Place the chickpeas in a blender or food processor along with the eggs, milk, olive oil, green onions, garlic, salt, lemon juice, cilantro, parsley, cumin, coriander and cayenne. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Falafel Waffles With Armenian Cucumber Slaw," 18 May 2018 Try the house ramen, which includes whole wheat noodles, bonito, kombu, scallop, pork, egg, seaweed and green onions. Christopher Reynolds,, "Grab an apple and enter the Fillmore, San Francisco’s cradle of psychedelia that continues to rock," 3 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

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

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