onion plant

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Noun1.onion plant - bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulbonion plant - bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
onion - the bulb of an onion plant
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
isothiocyanate - a family of compounds derived from horseradish and radishes and onions and mustards; source of the hotness of those plants and preparations
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Furthermore, these fungal toxins might alter source-sink balance of onion plant by disrupting functioning of rubisco (ribulose 1, 5-bisphosphate carboxylase) (Petit et al.
But farmers who tilled about 140 ha of land, particularly in Barangay Pesa, reported the return of harabas, army worms which devour the leaves of the onion plant.
Therefore, it was concluded that cotton should be intercropped with onion as a trap crop and medium onion plant spacing should be practiced for reducing thrips infestation and suitable bulb size with optimum yield.
fusca at 25[degrees]C in single species populations or when multiple species are combined on the same onion plant.
Variation in economically, and ecologically important traits in onion plant organs during reproductive development.
If you had put it in damp soil, the innermost leaves would have grown, emerging from the top of the onion and turning into the green parts of a new onion plant.
Distribution and incidence of IYSV in Colorado and its relation to onion plant population and yield.
This source of male sterile cytoplasm traces back to a single onion plant identified in Davis, California, in 1925 (Jones and Emsweller, 1936).
The onion plant apparently needs 12 hours of daylight per day to grow.
These special, underground leaves are full of food that the onion plant needs when it first begins to grow.
Some come from farming families, but others have never even seen an onion plant in the ground.
In each of these compartments there was a very healthy-looking onion plant.