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sea onion

  

      n      another name for       sea squill  
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onion  
      n  
1    an alliaceous plant, Allium cepa, having greenish-white flowers: cultivated for its rounded edible bulb  
2    the bulb of this plant, consisting of concentric layers of white succulent leaf bases with a pungent odour and taste  
3    any of several related plants similar to A. cepa, such as A. fistulosum (Welsh onion)  
4    know one's onions     (Brit)  
slang   to be fully acquainted with a subject  
     (C14: via Anglo-Norman from Old French oignon, from Latin unio onion, related to union)  
  oniony      adj  


onion dome  
      n   a bulb-shaped dome characteristic of Byzantine and Russian church architecture  
onion fly  
      n   a small grey dipterous insect, Delia antiqua, that is a serious pest of onions. The larvae destroy the bulbs  
onion weed  
      n   a plant of Australia and New Zealand, Nuthoscordum inodorum, having a strong onion-like smell and reproducing from bulbs and seeds  
sea onion  
      n      another name for       sea squill  
Spanish onion  
      n   any of several varieties of large mild-flavoured onions  
spring onion  
      n   an immature form of the onion (Allium cepa), widely cultivated for its tiny bulb and long green leaves which are eaten in salads, etc.,   (Also called)    green onion, scallion  

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Consulter aussi:

onion, onion dome, onion fly, onion weed

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
n.
Peeling the onion means going back in stages find out how a problem actually started.
n.
A seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. Also called Neptune grass.
[Bot.] Latin: Posidonia oceanica. Another species (Posidonia australis) is endemic to Australia.
adj.
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
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