• A monocotyledonous plant (Allium cepa), allied to garlic, used as vegetable and spice.
  • The bulb of such a plant.
  • The genus Allium as a whole.
  • An ounce.
  • A ball.
  • A person from Bermuda or of Bermudian descent.
  • A watch-seal.


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  • From Middle English onyon, union, oinyon, from Anglo-Norman union, Old French oignon, from Latin ūniōnem, accusative of unio#Etymology 3, which had also been borrowed into Old English as *ynne, ynnelēac (> Middle English hynne-leac, henne-leac). Also displaced Middle English knelek and the inherited term ramsons.

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