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(Cookery) 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 or scallion
scallion or green onion
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|Noun||1.||spring onion - a young onion before the bulb has enlarged; eaten in salads|
onion - an aromatic flavorful vegetable
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom