Definition of Spring onion

1. Noun. A young onion before the bulb has enlarged; eaten in salads.

Exact synonyms: Green Onion, Scallion
Generic synonyms: Onion
Geographical relationships: United States, Britain



Definition of Spring onion

1. Noun. a species of onion (''Allium fistulosum'') from Asia, with slender bulbs. ¹

2. Noun. several similar types of onion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Spring onion

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1. Encyclopedia of Comedy: For Professional Entertainers, Social Clubs by James Melville Janson (1899)
"BEAUTIFUL spring onion. I'll tell you about the friend of the poor, That comes in the spring to the cottager's door; In hundreds and thousands, ..."

2. Encyclopedia of Comedy: For Professional Entertainers, Social Clubs by James Melville Janson (1899)
"BEAUTIFUL spring onion. I'll tell you about the friend of the poor, That comes in the spring to the cottager's door; In hundreds and thousands, ..."

3. Home Chefs of the World: Rice and Rice-based Recipes by Inderjeet K. Virmani (1991)
"... pork) 1 spring onion, finely chopped 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 tsp Chinese shrimp sauce 3 c ..."

4. The Daily News Cook Book, Being a Reprint from The Chicago Record Cook Book edited by Mary Mott Chesbrough (1896)
"Strawberries on their stems. Graham jelly. Sugar and cream. spring onion on toast. Honeycomb eggs. Coffee. LUNCHEON. Clam chowder. Bread and butter. ..."

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