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Allium cepa

French: oignon

Etymology: From the Latin "unio"

Description: An edible plant grown for its bulb.


Straw-colored Strasbourg onions, red onions, white onions, rosé onions from Roscoff, Vidalia onions, new onions and milder-flavoured onions that impart a more discreet note to a dish… Large Spanish onions as wide as a saucer… No matter what the variety, the onion has ingratiated itself into the cooking of every country. Onions were even found carved on the tomb of Tutankhamen.


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