Definition of spring onion in English:

spring onion


  • An onion taken from the ground before the bulb has formed, typically eaten raw in salad.

    • ‘Top and tail the green beans, peel the baby onions or cut the spring onion into 2.5cm pieces.’
    • ‘Chop the spring onion, removing the darkest green leaves as you go.’
    • ‘Heat the wok, add a teaspoon of oil, add the chicken, shiitake mushroom, chives and spring onion, and lightly stir-fry for a minute.’
    • ‘From a nutritional perspective, the duck, cucumber, spring onion and pancakes make a reasonably well-balanced meal.’
    • ‘This dish is simplicity itself, served cold with just some spring onion, wasabi and ginger.’


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