Allium cepa

Definitions of Allium cepa
  1. noun
    bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb
    synonyms: onion, onion plant
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    Allium ascalonicum, Allium cepa aggregatum, eschalot, multiplier onion, shallot
    type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning
    Allium cepa viviparum, Egyptian onion, top onion, tree onion
    type of perennial onion grown chiefly as a curiosity or for early salad onions; having bulbils that replace the flowers
    Allium fistulosum, Japanese leek, Welsh onion
    Asiatic onion with slender bulbs; used as early green onions
    Allium haematochiton, red-skinned onion
    onion with white to deep red tunic; California
    type of:
    alliaceous plant
    bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
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