wild onion

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Noun1.Wild onion - any of various plants of the genus Allium with edible bulbs found growing wildwild onion - any of various plants of the genus Allium with edible bulbs found growing wild
Allium, genus Allium - large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
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
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Game was scanty, and they had to eke out their scanty fare with wild roots and vegetables, such as the Indian potato, the wild onion, and the prairie tomato, and they met with quantities of "red root," from which the hunters make a very palatable beverage.
When the poor devils came to receive their rations, Benjamin, who was my deputy, was obliged to keep them off by stretching ropes around me, for they smelt so of garlic, from eating nothing but the wild onion, that the fumes put me out often in my measurement.
"There is an island not far from here," said the porpoises, "where the wild onions grow tall and strong.
Yet often I was thirsty at night, especially after eating wild onions and watercress, and no one ever dared leave the caves at night for a drink.
Nancy Gianni, chief belief officer of GiGi's Playhouse, keynoted the awards dinner at Wild Onion Pub and Brewery in Lake Barrington.
No quick fix: It isn't easy to rid your lawn of wild onion
For perennials, consider bleeding hearts, lupine, spiderwort, phlox, or wild onion or garlic in spring.
Dishes on the sample menu include BBQ artichoke, cultured cream, cured pork fat, English wagyu, dill pickle vinegar, wild onion, turbot, anchovy cream, elderberry caper, wild duck, lavender Honey and fennel pollen.
"French Regional Dinner: Paris" will feature the city's fare and classic French wines; prix fixe menu includes Terrine de Poulet, Morilles et Oignons Sauvages (chicken, morel and wild onion terrine), Crme Cuite de Roquefort et sa Salade de Betterave (roquefort panna cotta and roasted beets with hazelnuts and watercress), Steak Frites (grilled skirt steak with thyme butter, french fries and mesclun salad) or Sole Meunire (filet of sole with brown butter, lemon and parsley, new potatoes and roasted asparagus) and Gteau Paris-Brest (puff pastry filled with espresso cream, with chocolate sauce and toasted almonds.
Press) < Chicago < either "place of wild onion" (Fox sheka:ko:heki) or "at the skunk place" (Ojibwa shika:konk.)
By taking part in the campaign, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Allagash, Short's, Temperance, Arbor, DryHop, Finch's, Revolution, Flossmoor, Cranker's, Wild Onion, Right Brain, Half Acre, Goose Island and other craft brewers are helping spread the word in a way that hits home with consumers.