onion NOUN an edible bulb used as a vegetable, having a pungent taste and smell and composed of several concentric layers.
know one's onions — Cf. ↑know one's onions
DERIVATIVES oniony adjective.
ORIGIN Old French oignon, from Latin unio.

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