wild onion

Definitions of wild onion
  1. noun
    any of various plants of the genus Allium with edible bulbs found growing wild
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    types:
    Allium acuminatum, Hooker's onion
    a common North American wild onion with a strong onion odor and an umbel of pink flowers atop a leafless stalk; British Columbia to California and Arizona and east to Wyoming and Colorado
    Allium cernuum, lady's leek, nodding onion, nodding wild onion
    widely distributed North American wild onion with white to rose flowers
    Allium vineale, crow garlic, false garlic, field garlic, stag's garlic, wild garlic
    pungent Old World wild onion
    type of:
    alliaceous plant
    bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
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