1. onion

noun. ['ˈʌnjən'] the bulb of an onion plant.


  • onion plant
  • Allium cepa


  • onyon (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Onion

  • grunion
  • runyon
  • runyan
  • runnion
  • munyon
  • munyan
  • bunyan

How do you pronounce onion?

Pronounce onion as ˈənjən.

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Example sentences of the word onion

1. Noun, singular or mass
Place the onion piece into the center of the pot.

Quotes containing the word onion

1. Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

2. Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

3. The difference between me and other people is that they all walk around with onion skins wrapped around them. Pre-meditations, pretentions, the faces that they present to the world, the faces that they present to themselves.. onion skins that come in layer after layer. They're on the inside of all that. And I... I am the inside of the onion skin walking around. I am only me.
- C. JoyBell C.

2. onion

noun. ['ˈʌnjən'] an aromatic flavorful vegetable.


  • Vidalia onion
  • green onion
  • spring onion
  • veg
  • Spanish onion
  • scallion
  • Bermuda onion
  • veggie
  • vegetable


  • onyon (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. onion

noun. ['ˈʌnjən'] bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb.


  • Japanese leek
  • Egyptian onion
  • Allium ascalonicum
  • eschalot
  • alliaceous plant
  • Allium fistulosum
  • top onion
  • isothiocyanate
  • shallot
  • red-skinned onion
  • tree onion
  • Allium cepa
  • multiplier onion
  • onion plant
  • Allium cepa aggregatum
  • Allium haematochiton
  • Allium cepa viviparum


  • onyon (Middle English (1100-1500))