green onion


Definition of green onion 

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

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Add peas, carrots, pepper, chicken and green onions, and toss gently until evenly distributed. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What to bring? These side dishes are always welcome at a summer picnic," 29 June 2018 Add parsley and green onions and mix, stirring well. Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "YMCA farm-themed camps teach where food comes from," 3 July 2018 In a bowl, combine red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, green onions, garlic and oil. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Ciao Ristorante is Italian food with the ultimate Sicilian twist," 3 July 2018 Top the greens with carrots, bell peppers, edamame, cilantro, green onions and peanuts. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "This Thai peanut salad is fresh and colorful, with a satisfying crunch," 10 May 2018 Garnish with the cashews, green onions and, if desired, Sriracha. Chris Ross, charlotteobserver, "Try this time-saving cashew chicken | Charlotte Observer," 17 Apr. 2018 Garnish with the cashews, green onions and, if desired, Sriracha. Chris Ross,, "Time-saving cashew chicken," 10 Apr. 2018 To bowl with sautéed onion, add green onions, vinegar, mustard, parsley, sugar, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; whisk until combined. Michael Symon, Good Housekeeping, "German Potato Salad," 19 May 2017 Sour cream and green onions top the healthy serving. Lauren Delgado,, "First Bite: Woody's Lunch Box in Disney's Toy Story Land," 11 July 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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