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onion (s), onions (pl)
1. A rounded edible bulb with hard pungent flesh in concentric layers beneath a flaky brown skin eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.
2. Etymology: from about 1130, from Anglo-French, "union"; from Old French oignon (formerly, also oingnon), from Latin unionem a colloquial, rustic, Roman term for "a kind of onion"; also "pearl"; literally meaning is "one, unity".

The sense connection is the successive layers of an onion, in contrast with garlic or cloves.

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(Greek > Latin: onion, bulbous root, bulb; ball-shaped part of the stem of certain plants; such as, onions, tulips etc, from which their roots grow)