pearl onion

noun

Definition of pearl onion

: a very small usually pickled onion used especially in appetizers and as a garnish

Examples of pearl onion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dish: Tongue and cheek, 12-hour braised beef with vanilla-parsnip puree, roasted pearl onions and heirloom carrots. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Mallorca Wine and Dine in the Dark, many tastings set in NE Ohio, more - wine calendar," 10 Mar. 2020 Dish: Tongue and cheek, 12-hour braised beef with vanilla-parsnip puree, roasted pearl onions and heirloom carrots. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Mallorca Wine and Dine in the Dark, many tastings set in NE Ohio, more - wine calendar," 10 Mar. 2020 Dish: Tongue and cheek, 12-hour braised beef with vanilla-parsnip puree, roasted pearl onions and heirloom carrots. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Mallorca Wine and Dine in the Dark, many tastings set in NE Ohio, more - wine calendar," 10 Mar. 2020 Dish: Tongue and cheek, 12-hour braised beef with vanilla-parsnip puree, roasted pearl onions and heirloom carrots. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Mallorca Wine and Dine in the Dark, many tastings set in NE Ohio, more - wine calendar," 10 Mar. 2020 Dish: Tongue and cheek, 12-hour braised beef with vanilla-parsnip puree, roasted pearl onions and heirloom carrots. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Mallorca Wine and Dine in the Dark, many tastings set in NE Ohio, more - wine calendar," 10 Mar. 2020 At San Francisco’s tiny eight-seat fine-dining restaurant Merchant Roots, Rahanna helped chef-owner Ryan Shelton char pearl onion petals, poach pears and even explain dishes to diners. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Meet Oakland’s 16-year-old chef prodigy Rahanna Bisseret Martinez," 20 Mar. 2020 Dish: Tongue and cheek, 12-hour braised beef with vanilla-parsnip puree, roasted pearl onions and heirloom carrots. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Mallorca Wine and Dine in the Dark, many tastings set in NE Ohio, more - wine calendar," 10 Mar. 2020 Dish: Tongue and cheek, 12-hour braised beef with vanilla-parsnip puree, roasted pearl onions and heirloom carrots. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Ohio City Pizzeria wine dinner, Jameson Whiskey dinner, Astoria Café event, more - wine calendar," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of pearl onion

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Pearl onion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pearl%20onion. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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