onion onion  /ˈən jən/


  1. (n) the bulb of an onion plant
  2. (n) bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb
  3. (n) an aromatic flavorful vegetable



  1. The onion, at one time or another, has been enthusiastically recommended as a remedy for colds in the head and worms in the intestines.
  2. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the giddy fluctuations in onion prices seemed very suspicious to the Commodity Exchange Authority.
  3. Jews are the world's biggest consumers of onions and there are more Jews in New York City than anywhere else in the world.


  1. Grand Avenue's Wild Onion sidewalk and patio booze sales OK'd

    The Buttered Tin, a new Lowertown restaurant and bakery, soon will be serving food, beer and wine in a sidewalk seating area. The Wild Onion on Grand Avenue will do the same this week on its patio and ultimately its sidewalk, but with 11 added conditions.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  2. USA's 'Beach Law' response to The Onion's poke at its programming slate

    The Onion recently did an amusing send up of USA's slate of original programming, making a fake entertainment news blurb announcing the renewal of "all 90 of its current sun-soaked shows about spies or lawyers or something." Video below.The shows that are renewed include "Burn Notice," "White Collar," "Royal Suits," "Burn Collar," "Legal Roughness," "Covert Affairs," "Suits," "Legal Tender ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  3. Local onion harvest remains strong despite challenges

    LAS CRUCES — It's onion picking season. About half of the state's onion crop has been harvested so far.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

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  1. "This is like peeling an onion," Cuomo said. "It seems to be getting worse the more we uncover. It's more widespread than we originally thought ...... More schools and more lenders at the top end."
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "It was a very, very difficult operation," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. "It was like peeling an onion to find all the victims there." "This situation, particularly early on, with people inside the train, with the injuries, and with...
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Antonio Villaraigosa Source: WBT

  3. "There WAS a war going on that week, and attempted terror attacks in London," says Chase. "But these people were talking about onion rings."
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: David Chase Source: FOXNews

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