Definition of green onion in English:

green onion

noun

North American
  • An onion taken from the ground before the bulb has formed, typically eaten raw in salad; a spring onion.

    • ‘Serve with your favorite toppings such as sour cream, guacamole, cilantro and green onions.’
    • ‘Unlike their larger bulb cousins, green onions, scallions and leeks should be refrigerated.’
    • ‘Who wouldn't want to eat what's local when that includes almost anything you can think of, from sugar snap peas, green onions and radishes to the first beans, beets and zucchini.’
    • ‘In a small bowl, whisk horseradish, sour cream, and green onions together.’
    • ‘Scallions are a specific variety of onion, while green onions can be grown from any onion variety, including leeks.’

Pronunciation

green onion