green onion


Definition of green onion

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

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Instead, La Chinoiserie’s high-end baked goods were meant to sustain morning visitors — a green onion croissant, for example, goes for $4.25. Janelle Bitker,, "Huli Huli Hawaiian Grill to become Sunday Gather. The transition hasn’t exactly been smooth," 3 Sep. 2019 Slice the green onions on the bias, both white and green parts, and reserve to use as a garnish. Chris Ross, Twin Cities, "Housemade teriyaki shines in salmon poke recipe," 19 July 2019 Seasoned ground lamb and vegetables topped with mashed potatoes and a green onion garnish. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 Indiana State Fair," 15 July 2019 The sauce is fragrant with garlic and toasted chiles and just a tiny bit sweet; the tender noodle wrappers are filled with pork and showered in green onion and sesame seeds. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "The best dumplings in Los Angeles, an official guide," 29 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 Gandana tastes close to green onions, but doesn’t have the white part of the onion. Ilaf Esuf, SELF, "How 10 People Cook the Foods They Grew Up With After Immigrating to the United States," 4 Jan. 2019 Add mix-ins — think edamame, seaweed, and orange slices — and sauce, then top your creation with avocado, pickled ginger, wasabi, green onions, on and on., "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 Pour equal portions of the nut mylk into each bowl; scatter each serving with radishes, apple, celery, Swiss chard, green onion, parsley, and sesame seeds; and drizzle with Ginger Flax Dressing. Sally Singer, Vogue, "Hollywood’s Favorite Detox Resort Launches a Delicious Vegetarian Cookbook," 13 June 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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